Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Railroad Depots - Photo Album

Here are a few more photos of railroad depots that we've taken on our road trips...

This is the Brodhead Wisconsin passenger depot. It was built in 1881 by for the Mineral Point Branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. (The Milwaukee Road) The depot now serves as a museum displaying historical railroad memorabilia as well as items portraying the history of Green County.

This depot is adjacent to an active rail line and it also is home to a vintage 1941 Milwaukee Road caboose as well as a 1950 Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 Locomotive that was built in Beloit Wisconsin.

This spectacular depot is just one of 3 depots that I know of in Springfield Illinois. This Romanesque beauty was built in 1897-1898 for use by several railroads. Dominated by the Illinois Central Railroad, other railroads using the depot included the Baltimore & Ohio as well as the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railroad. Passenger service to this depot was discontinued in 1971. The building has been completely restored and it now serves as the Visitor Center for the Lincoln Presidential Library.

This is the former Grand Trunk Western Railroad passenger depot in Lapeer Michigan. It was built in 1906 and it's one of 21 active railroad depots in Michigan.

This is an active station with 2 Amtrak trains daily, one headed to Port Huron MI, (11:09 pm), and the other headed west to Chicago (6:45 am).

A portion of this nicely restored depot may also be rented for special events through the city of Lapeer.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see these classic old buildings being utilized.