Santa Fe Depot - Temple, TX
Posted by: Free2bme29
N 31° 05.747 W 097° 20.710
14R E 657832 N 3441394
Quick Description: The Santa Fe Depot was established in Temple in 1910 and is still in use today.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2010 2:15:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM8RKF
This station is made from brick and stucco. The Santa Fe logo - a cross in a circle - appears in the brickwork and in some bushes around the station.
In the mid 1990's the building was going to be demolished but the community got together to save the building. The city of Temple bought the depot as well as some land around it. The city received grant money to help with the restorations. The restoration was completed in 2000.
Today the depot houses the Railroad and Heritage Museum, a giftshop and the Amtrak station. Amtrak has two trains daily.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes
Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Amtrak, BNSF
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed
Please post an original picture of the station/depot taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this station/depot and any interesting information you learned about it while there.