Category Archives: train station depot buildings

Along the Thames: Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges

Charing Cross Station is the access point for trains crossing the Thames on the Hungerford Bridge. This bridge was opened in 1864. In 2002, the Golden Jubilee footbridges were opened on either side of the Hungerford. The R. L. Hispaniola … Continue reading

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The London Eye: Millennium Wheel

The second day in London we took a stroll down to the River Thames after I finished my presentation. It was fairly clear and sunny that morning and early afternoon, but turned cloudy before long, so we headed back to … Continue reading

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Victoria Station Clocks

This letter to the editor appeared in The Morning Post, September 11, 1890.  Marston St. Lawrence, presumably the home of Mr. One Who Would Like to be Punctual, is a village a couple of hours northwest of London.  It would seem from … Continue reading

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On the Bluff: The Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Depot

In 1907, Brookhaven, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Grenada were all desirous of new depots to accommodate railway travelers on the Illinois Central/Yazoo & Mississippi lines. Mr. W. L. Smith, of Memphis, general agent of the Illinois Central…stated that the depot matters … Continue reading

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Union Station: “…a great day for Nashville”

Ground was broken for the new Union Station, Broad and Walnut Street, Nashville August 1, 1898 (The Tennessean, Oct. 9, 1900, p. 1).  The planned $1,000,000 terminal station and adjacent facilities to meet freight, mail, and storage were featured in “New … Continue reading

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Where the Southern Cross the Dog

Back a number of years ago, I first read about where the Southern Cross the Dog in a Farm Bureau magazine quiz.  I had never heard of it, and it was an intriguing story about the town of Moorhead and … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon, Texas

I stopped off in Mt. Vernon, Texas on my way home last week, in order to get a photograph of a New Deal building for the Living New Deal project.  Although I have driven past here on the Interstate many … Continue reading

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Train Stations: Baird, Throckmorton, and Graham

The Texas and Pacific (known as the T & P throughout Texas) built its first station in Baird in 1881, with the construction of the original train depot pictured here.  Two story depots were not common in Texas’ small towns … Continue reading

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