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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Stations and Depots : United States : Page 6

Stations and Depots : United States

Railroad stations, depots and structures in the United States. Many of these are museums or tourist railways, a few are still in revenue service, others are businesses. Most, but not all, are open to the public in some manner.

There are 188 links in this category

Illinois - Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Historical Society Museum
Watseka, IL - The Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Historical Society has opened a museum in two rooms of the Watseka Union Station in Watseka, Illinois. In the late 1980's the Watseka Union Depot was acquired by the Watseka Historical Society and moved about 300 feet east of the original location. A new basement was constructed under the relocated building and it was then lowered to its new foundation. The historical group then began the restoration project to restore the station to its original appearance. The facility now provides a location for various Watseka area functions such as dinners, charity events and even wedding receptions. The depot level consists of a main waiting room, a ladies waiting room, former office and baggage area for the Toledo Peoria and Western and the former office and baggage area of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad.
Info: URL: http://www.ceihs.org/travelers_main_1.html (Added: 11-Jan-2005)
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Illinois - Elizabeth Depot Museum
Elizabeth, IL - The Chicago Great Western Railroad Depot on Myrtle Street in downtown Elizabeth, Illinois was constructed in 1888 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Just as in the past, the depot was the center of activity in Elizabeth, focusing on the railroad's business with freight and passengers. So it is expected, the new depot museum will once again make this building the center of activity for the village, focusing now on residents and tourists, re-discovering the historic past. The Elizabeth Historical Society has opened the old passenger waiting room in the depot as a local history museum.
Info: URL: http://www.elizabethhistoricalsociety.com/ (Added: 21-May-2001)
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Illinois - Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee, IL - Founded in 1999 by the Kankakee Model Railroad Club under the direction of Glenn Johnson and Harold Woods. Located at the North End of the Historic Illinois Central Depot, thanks to the City Of Kankakee, in downtown Kankakee.

This unique meeting venue houses many Kankakee railroad history aftifacts and can host meetings and groups up to 100 attendees. A restored rail car and trolley can be rented for special events.

Info: URL: http://kankakeerrmuseum.com/ (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Illinois - Lincoln Depot
Springfield, IL - When Lincoln left Springfield to start his inaugural journey on February 11, 1861, he paid an unforgettable tribute to his friends and neighbors known today as the Farewell Address. Lincoln spoke these famous words as he boarded a special Presidential train at the Great Western Railroad station, now a restored Lincoln visitor site.

Following a major renovation and rehabilitation effort, the Depot reopened in early 2013. The first floor houses a self-guided museum while the second story exists as the Noll Law Office. In 2014 the Depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

We invite you to learn more about the history, view pictures and video, and visit the place where Lincoln's feet last touched Springfield.

Info: URL: http://www.lincolndepot.org/ (Added: 3-Sep-2000)
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Illinois - Rossville Depot Railroad Museum
Rossville, IL - The depot, built by the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1903, has been restored to the 1950ís era of that former road. The museum features a collection of railroadiana material from various railroads in the area. Those featured include the C&EI, Wabash, Illinois Terminal and NYC.
Info: URL: http://www.danvillejct.org/museum.html (Added: 21-May-2001)
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Illinois - The Lincoln Depot
Springfield, IL - Three months after his election in November 1860, Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, D.C. to become the 16th President of the United States. The special train that would take him there left the Great Western Depot on the rainy morning of Monday, February 11, 1861, the last day Lincoln spent in Springfield. This is the story of that depot and the attempts to preserve it.
Info: URL: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/depot.htm (Added: 3-Sep-2000)
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Illinois - Union Depot Railroad Museum
Mendota, IL - Recognizing the influence of the railroad to the Mendota area. Union Depot Railroad Museum featuring a large operating HO model of 1940's, a replica telegraph office, railroad memorabilia, and actual railroad cars including: CB&Q Steam, Engine #4978 and Waycar #14454, SP "Golden Trencher" Diner, and Milwaukee Road Combine Car #2713

The purpose of the Union Depot Railroad Museum is to preserve and share with others the Mendota area's rich railroad history which includes the CB&Q, the Illinois Central, and the Milwaukee Road. We hope to accomplish this through providing an assortment of varied railroad related experiences including interactive displays and fresh programs and displays. This will attract more people to our facilities, grow our membership, and continue to raise the funds necessary for our museum to succeed long into the future.

Info: URL: http://www.mendotamuseums.org/UDRR.htm (Added: 25-Feb-2001)
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Indiana - Big Four Depot, Anderson, IN
Anderson, IN - The "Big Four" Depot is eligible for the National Register because of its association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history. Under the U.S. Department of the Interior criterion category of Transportation, the building served Anderson as a passenger Depot between 1887 and 1971. It was later renovated as a facility for study and appreciation of the performing arts and has been a home to the Anderson Young Ballet Theatre since 1985.
Info: URL: http://madisonrails.railfan.net/aybt.html (Added: 12-Oct-2000)
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Indiana - Grasselli Tower
North Judson, IN - The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana has been given an opportunity by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company to acquire a very unique piece of railroad history - Grasselli Tower in East Chicago. The IHB decommissioned the tower during the later part of 2007 and promptly offered the tower to the HVRM. Grasselli is one of the last remaining railroad towers in Northern Indiana.
Info: URL: http://www.grassellitower.com (Added: 17-Mar-2008)
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Indiana - Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum
Griffith, IN - This Grand Trunk Combination Depot was moved to its present site and renovated through the efforts of Griffith residents, schoolchildren, organizations, businesses and the Town Council.

The Griffith Historical Society. founded in 1983, was empowered by a Griffith Town Council resolution to preserve the history of the town of Griffith. At that time, ownership and operation of the Depot Museum was given to the Society by joint action of the Council and the Community Spirit Organization.

In 1994. the Society purchased the land adjacent to the Depot to create an Historical Park in tribute to Griffith's railroading past. The Griffith Historical Park was formally dedicated in May, 1995. The Park and Museum are open on the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August from 2-4pm and throughout the year for special tours.

Info: URL: http://www.griffithhistoricalsociety.org/ (Added: 17-Jul-2000)
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