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Dalton Freight Depot - Dalton, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 46.171 W 084° 58.017
16S E 686051 N 3849366
Quick Description: The Dalton Freight Depot is located on West Cuyler Street at the RR tracks and Morris Street.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 11:03:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMCB95
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Dalton Freight Depot was built in 1914 by Southern Railway as a Freight depot to serve Dalton, Ga. The old depot was renovated in 2009 for use as a visitors center, train viewing station and meeting place. The tracks next to the old depot are still active and operated by CSX.

From Wikipedia: Southern Railway (U.S.)

The Southern Railway (reporting mark SOU) is a former United States railroad. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894. It was placed under control of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, along with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W), in 1982, and was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway in 1990. (The N&W continued to exist as a subsidiary until 1997.)

From the plaque on the wall of the station:

Dalton Freight Depot

Date of Construction: 1914
Builder: Southern Railway
Original Occupancy: Freight Depot

The depot was in operation from 1914 to 1955. It is one of two important railroad depots that served downtown Dalton’s commercial and industrial community. It was renovated in 2009 as a visitors center, train viewing station and meeting place.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

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?:
a visitors center, train viewing station and meeting place.

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

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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