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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 
 

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  LA

  Baton Rouge

  Louisiana Arts & Science Center

  100 South River Road

  Baton Rouge  LA

  Phone   225 344-0478

  Web Site  http://www.lasm.org/

  E-mail  mailto:lasm@lasm.org

  Description  museum in reconstructed train station, Egyptian tomb, , interactive science

                    gallery, simulated space station, changing exhibits & Pennington Planetarium

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Science Museum

  Building Type   Depot

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Space

  Collection N-Z  Vehicle

  Group Identity   Egyptian

  New or Updated:   8/12/2004

Louisiana
Bernice
Bernice Depot Museum
426 4th St
PO Box 186
Bernice LA 71222
Phone 318 285-9071
Web Site ******
Alt Web http://www.thenewsstar.com/guidebooktop10/unionparish/
Description former Rock Island depot features rail & local memorabilia, caboose holds toy collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection N-Z Toys
Owner/Operator: Bernice Historical Society
New or Updated: 05/30/2003

  LA

  Oil City

  Caddo Pine Island Oil & History Museum

  South Land Ave

  Oil City  LA   71061    

  Phone   318 995-6845

  Web Site  http://members.aol.com/CaddoPine/

  Description  oil derrick, oil company town buildings,

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type   Depot

  Industry /Profession Oil

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:   11/11/2005


  LA
  Sulphur
  Brimstone Museum
 
800 Picard Rd
  Frasch Park
 
Sulphur LA 70663    
 
Phone  337 527-7142
  Web Site  http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/3076/sulhis.html
 
Alt Web  http://www.westcal.org/members/brimhismuseum/
 
Description  local sulphur industry and Frasch mining process
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Depot
  Industry /Profession  Mining
  Owner/Operator:  Brimstone Historical Society
  New or Updated:  07/20/2003 
 

 

 

 

  MA

  Chester

  Chester Foundation

  10 Prospect Street

  PO Box 276

  Chester  MA   01011    

  Phone   413 354-6570

  Web Site  http://www.chestermass.com/Chester_Foundation/chester_foundation.html

  E-mail  mailto:dproct01@emerald.tufts.edu

  Description  railroad memorabilia in historic station

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type Depot

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Collection  Rolling Stock

  Era  1840

  New or Updated:  4/11/2006


Massachusetts
Huntington
Chester Foundation
PO Box 276
Hunitington MA  01050
Phone 
413 354-7752
Web Site  http://www.seeourtown.com/arts/museums/ChesterFoundation/chesterfound.cfm
E-mail  mailto:dproct01@emerald.tufts.edu
Description  railroad memorabilia in historic station
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Collection G-M  Model Railroad
Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock
Era  1840

 

 

  MD
 
Baltimore
  Baltimore Civil War Museum President Street Station
 
601 South President Street
  Baltimore  MD  21202   
 
Phone  410 385-5188
  Web Site  http://www.mdhs.org/explore/baltcivilwar.html
  Description  site of riot early in war in 1849 station
 
Type of Resource  Museum
  Building Type  Depot
  Era  Civil War
  New or Updated:  07/22/2003

  MD
 
Bowie
 
Bowie Railroad Station/Huntington Museum
 
8614 Chestnut Ave
 
Bowie  MD
 
Phone  301 809-3089
 
Web Site  http://www.cityofbowie.org/comserv/museums.htm
 
Description  collection of restored PRR buildings
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
Owner/Operator:  City of Bowie
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003

  MD
 
Chesapeake Beach
 
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
 
4155 Mears Avenue
 
Chesapeake Beach  MD  20732    
 
Phone  410 257-3892
 
Web Site  http://www.chesapeake-beach.md.us/attractions.html
 
Description  station served resort town from 1900-1935, now offers local history
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  08/12/2003

  MD
 
Ellicott City
  Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum
 
2711 Maryland Avenue
  Ellicott City MD  21218   
 
Phone  410 461-1944
  Alt Phone  410 461-1945
  Web Site  http://www.ecbo.org/
  Description  first terminal outside Baltimore; ticket office, stationmaster's quarters,                         freight house, model of first 13 miles
 
Type of Resource  Museum
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Building Type  Depot
  Collection G-M  Models
  Era  1831
  Owner/Operator:  Historic Ellicott City, Inc
  New or Updated:  07/25/2003
 

  MD

  Westernport

  Westernport Heritage Society Station

  117 Maryland Ave

  Westernport  MD

  Phone   301 359-0388

  Web Site  http://pages.prodigy.net/jimertz/

  E-mail  mailto:westernport@mail.gcnet.net

  Alt Web  http://www.mdmountainside.com/attraction.php?attraction=579&category=30&ac=579,30

  Description  Western MD, B&O & C&P railroads coal mining, industry, local businesses

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  New or Updated:  12/28/2005

 
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