McMinnville Oregon Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 45° 12.604 W 123° 11.459
10T E 485002 N 5006304
Quick Description: The McMinnville Oregon depot is is a historic structure that is now leased and used by the Willamette & Pacific Railroad.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:58:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM318V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 81

Long Description:
A train station was first established in the city of McMinnville in 1880 when the Western Oregon Railroad built a mainline going south. At some point a brick passenger depot was built. The depot became part of the Southern Pacific empire in 1915 and in the early 20th century Red Electrics were used on the line. Passenger service is reported to have ended in 1929 when the line was dedicated to freight runs. In the early 1990's the Willamette & Pacific RR, a subsidiary of the Genesee & Wyoming RR, took over the line as the current freight carrier.

Willamette & Pacific uses this location in its daily work and the depot is unaccessible to the public.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

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?:
Willamette & Pacific Railroad Office


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Southern Pacific, Oregon Pacific RR,

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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