L&N Depot - Foley, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 30° 24.398 W 087° 40.977
16R E 434400 N 3364042
Quick Description: L&N Depot, Foley, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2012 7:27:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMDME4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Bay Minette-Fort Morgan Railway, a branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, was built for travel to Foley in 1905. The intention was to take the tracks all the way to Fort Morgan, but that never happened. The railroad station, built in 1905, burned to the ground three years later and was replaced the following year with the current station. In 1971, the L & N discontinued its services to Foley and planned to demolish the station. John Snook, owner of Gulf Telephone, bought the building for $1.00. He moved it to Magnolia Springs and used it as a warehouse. In 1991, he deeded it to the City of Foley and it was returned to the original site.
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?:
The depot now houses the Foley Alabama Railroad Museum which includes an outdoor display and a model railroad inside.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Louisville & Nashville

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Train Stations/Depots
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
catcarlson visited L&N Depot - Foley, AL 11/23/2016 catcarlson visited it
iconions visited L&N Depot - Foley, AL 10/1/2014 iconions visited it

View all visits/logs