Decatur Train Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lazer
N 34° 36.801 W 086° 59.195
16S E 501230 N 3830166
Quick Description: The old train station in historic Decatur, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2007 6:46:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM281W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 105

Long Description:
Unfortunately, there isn't alot of detailed history that is to be found about this very nice old train station that runs just behind the national historic district in Decatur, AL. It hasn't been used for many years by the condition of the building however the train track is still active and many trains per day pass this grand old structure. The railroad here is part of the early railroads that were constructed in the United States and this immediate area served as a focal point for the Civil War and there was a battle involving Confederate General Hood and Sherman's supplies army in Decatur very near this location.
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?:
It is abandoned.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Norfolk Southern

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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