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CALHAN ROCK ISLAND RAILROAD DEPOT - Calhan, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Gershon_ben_Franja
N 39° 02.303 W 104° 17.969
13S E 560625 N 4321269
Quick Description: A wooden Depot built in 1906
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 4:11:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM82VT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:
CALHAN ROCK ISLAND RAILROAD DEPOT
West of Denver St.
National Register 4/20/1995, 5EP.2173

The 1906 depot served the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad on its route between Kansas and Colorado Springs. It is one of only three surviving depots of the Rock Island Railroad in Colorado remaining on their original sites. The Rock Island slipped into bankruptcy in the early 1970s, and in 1993 94 the rails were pulled up and sold for scrap. The property is associated with the Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.

Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot ** (added 1995 - Building - #95000476)
Also known as 5EP2173
252 ft. W of Denver St. on Rock Island RR right-of-way, Calhan

National Register of Historic Places entry:
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Transportation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

To find a history of the Railroad, check the website.

The station is a little hard to find. Look for the grain elevator and it's on the river side.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Storage


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Rock Island Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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