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Centralia Union Depot - Centralia, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 46° 43.063 W 122° 57.172
10T E 503602 N 5173796
Quick Description: Centralia Union Depot was constructed in 1912 for the Northern Pacific Railway and rebuilt in 2002. Amtrak serves this station.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 2:25:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM3GY0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 38

Long Description:
The station is composed of red brick and is quite large and commodious for a town the size of Centralia. The Union Depot serves as a reminder of the boom Centralia experienced during the early 1900's . Between 1900 and 1914 the population increased almost 400%. By 1914, 44 passenger trains and 17 freight trains passed through Centralia daily. This is the third depot since 1880 and was constructed in 1912.

The brick structure is an excellent example of an architectural style of depots in medium sized towns. The fine brick ornamentation, interior woodwork, tiling and oak benches remain intact. Stenciled warnings along the exterior base of the buildings stating "Don't Spit" can still be seen today.

Here is a report on the restoration of the Depot, including a number of excellent photographs - (visit link) .
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?:
Amtrak


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: BNSF Railway, Amtrak

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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