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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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  NY

  Haines Falls

  Mountain Top Historical Society

   Box 263

  Haines Falls  NY  12436    

  Web   http://www.mths.org/index.shtml

  E-mail  mailto:info@mths.org

  Description  Catskill Mountains history

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building   Depot

  New or  Updated                                   1/18/2006


New York
Milford
Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railway
MAIL: PO Box 681 Oneonta 13820
Milford NY
Phone 
607 432-2429
Web Site  http://www.lrhs.com/
E-mail  mailto:webmaster@lrhs.com
Description  16 mile round trip to Cooperstown pm vintage equipment
Type of Resource  Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Era  1869

  NY
 
Newark Valley
 
Newark Valley Depot Museum
 
Depot
 
PO Box 222
 
Newark Valley  NY  13811    
 
Phone   607 642-9516
 
Web Site  http://www.tier.net/~nvhistory/index.html
 
E-mail  mailto:edniz@prodigy.net
 
Description  Depot restored o 1910, holds RR artifacts, HO scale model, serves as stop                     for rail excursions
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Collection G-M  Model Railroad
 
Era  1910
 
Owner/Operator:  Newark Valley Historical Society
 
New or Updated:    3/23/2004

  NY

  North Creek

  North Creek Railway Depot Museum

  5 Railroad Place

  North Creek  NY  12853    

  Phone  518 251-5842

  Web Site  http://www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com/

  E-mail  mailto:mail@northcreekdepotmuseum.com?subject=North Creek Depot

               Museum Inquiry

  Alt Web  www.upperhudsonriverrr.com

  Description  station where Teddy Roosevelt learned he was President, local history

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection G-M Model Railroad

  Collection  Skiing

  Era 1872

  Owner/Operator:  North Creek Railway Depot Association

  New or Updated:  3/10/2006
 

  NY

  Painted Post

  Painted Post-Erwin Museum

  Steuben & High St

  MAIL PO Box 516

  Painted Post  NY 14870    

  Phone  607 962-0249

  Web Site  http://hometown.aol.com/ppemuseum/Depot.html

  Description

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  Group Identity  Native American

  Era 1873

  New or Updated:   3/30/2006

  NY
 
Saranac Lake
 
Union Depot
 
132 River Street
 
PO Box 1030
 
Saranac Lake  NY  12983    
 
Phone   891 891-0971
 
Web Site  http://www.historicsaranaclake.org/depot.htm
 
Alt Web  http://www.saranaclake.com/famattractions.shtml
 
Description  tourist center, starting point for walking tours, depot for Adirondack Scenic                     Railroad
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Era  1904
 
New or Updated:   4/3/2004

  NY
 
Vestal
 
Vestal Museum
 
605 Vestal Parkway West
 
Vestal  NY 13850    
  Phone   607 748-1432
 
Web Site  http://www.tier.net/~vestalhistory/
 
E-mail  mailto:hadsell@attglobal.net
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
New or Updated:  4/12/2004

 

 

Ohio
Canal Winchester
Canal Winchester Area Historical Society
PO Box 15
Canal WInchester OH  43110
Phone 
614 833-1846
Web Site  http://www.cwda.net/CWAHS/
E-mail  mailto:cwahs1975@hotmail.com
Description  by appointment: complex includes depot, two cabooses, school, and grain  elevator
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Building Collection
Building Type  Depot
 

  OH

  Conneaut

  Conneaut Railroad Museum

  363 Depot Street

  PO Box 643

  Conneaut  OH  44030    

  Phone 440 599-7878

  Web Site http://www.nrhs.com/chapters/conneaut.htm

  Alt Web http://www.ashtcohs.com/connmus.html

  Description  Locomotive, hopper car & caboose

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  6/16/2006
 

Ohio
Dennison
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
400 Center Street
Dennison OH  44621
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.dennisondepot.org/
Toll Free  877 278-8020
E-mail  mailto:depot@tusco.net
Description  main stopping point on the National Railway Defense Route in WWII entertained over 1.5 million soldiers during the war
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Building
Building Type  Depot
Era  WW II
 

  OH

  Elmore

  Elmore Depot & Mattie Heckman Log House

  Rice Street

  Elmore   OH  43416    

  Phone

  Alt Phone   419 862-3362

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.lake-erie.com/cgi-server/ocvb/ocvbdb.cgi?cat=Attractions

  Description  log home & station from the 1870s, appointment only

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Depot

  New or Updated:  11/18/2004

Ohio
North Olmsted
Frostville Museum of 19th Century Americana
24101 Cedar Point Road
MAIL: PO Box 38144 Olmsted Falls 44138
North Olmsted OH
Phone 
440 884-8844
Web Site  http://www.n2net.net/members/mgrogan/
Description  museum complex with 4 houses and depot, located in Rocky River Reservation Metropark
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Building Collection
Building Type Depot
Owner/Operator:  Olmsted Historical Society

  OH
 
South Charleston
 
Depot Museum
 
147 West Mound Road
 
South Charleston  OH  45368    
 
Phone   937 462-7277
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.springfieldnet.com/culture.htm
 
Description  local memorabilia in restored DT&L railroad station
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Owner/Operator:  Heritage Commission Corp
 
New or Updated:   3/10/2004

 

  OH

  Valley City

  Liverpool Township Historical Society

  7060 Center Road

  PO Box 399

  Valley City  OH      44280    

  Phone   330 483-3994

  Web Site  http://www.valleycity.org/community/depot.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.visitmedinacounty.com/html/historicalsocieties/default.htm

  Description  by appointment

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  New or Updated:             10/4/2005

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