L&N Depot - Foley, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 30° 24.398 W 087° 40.977
16R E 434400 N 3364042
L&N Depot, Foley, AL
Waymark Code: WMDME4
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 01/30/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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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

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