BRANSON - Scenic Railway
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
N 36° 38.635 W 093° 12.897
15S E 480785 N 4055393
Quick Description: Branson Historic Railroad Station, Branson Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2007 6:52:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JY1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 109

Long Description:
Long before the neon signs, Silver Dollar City or even Highway 76, there was the railroad through Branson.
It sliced through the rugged Ozark hills and came to a small train station on the bank of the White River known as Lake Taneycomo.
Jed Clampet's favorite fishin hole.

Laying the tracks that run past the station was one of the most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken in the Ozarks.
It took thousands of workers four years and more than $12 million to lay 239 miles of tracks where there was once only steep hills and valleys.
When it was completed in 1905 the White River Railway gave pioneers access to the land and allowed them to begin developing the small towns of Lucia and Branson.

Branson has since grown from a small Ozark town to one of the largest tourism destinations in the United States. Nowadays it’s not unusual to see impressive, million-dollar theaters rise and fall in a matter of years as the city expands. But in the heart of downtown Branson, the small train station still stands after more than a century.

Make this one of your tours while in Branson.

HAPPY.................................WAYMARKING
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
It is currently still used as the home base for the Branson Scenic Railway.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Branson Scenic Railway

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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