Tucson Arizona Historic Train Depot
Posted by: rambles
N 32° 13.375 W 110° 57.999
12S E 503142 N 3565145
Quick Description: This is the second depot built 1907 and renovated in 1941. In 2004 it was beautifully restored to it's 1941 appearance.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2007 9:43:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NKR
Published By: PFF
Today there are only a couple passenger trains that pass through each week in each direction but at one time it was Tucson only reliable link to the rest of the country. Stores and a restaurant are the busiest parts of the depot now. Across the street is Congress Hotel where the passengers stayed, including John Dillinger and his gang.
Locomotive #1673, built in 1900, and used in the movie Oklahoma, is here and restored to it's original glory. The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum is in a side building with a nice history of transportation in Tucson and Arizona.
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 also has stores and a restaurant.
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Southern Pacific Railroad
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
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