Freight Depot - Galveston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 18.151 W 094° 48.332
15R E 324640 N 3242854
Quick Description: Appears to have served three railroad lines: G.H. & H. / I. & G.N. / M.K. & T.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2020 11:06:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM1234B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Galveston History Website

"The GH&H Freight Depot was built in 1904. At the time, the railroad was jointly owned by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly known as the “Katy”) and the International & Great Northern Railroad. Both of these railroad systems relied on the GH&H line to deliver goods and people between Houston and Galveston. As the island city recovered from the 1900 Hurricane, the railroad companies sought to fortify Galveston’s role in the cotton trade. Towards that end, the GH&H Depot billed at the time as one of the “handsomest and most substantial of its kind,” was built with the capacity to handle the entire annual cotton crop of Texas. GHF purchased the property in July of 2017, future plans for the location include an interactive experience based on The 1900 Storm, green space, mixed-use commercial, and more."

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 vacant.

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Galveston, Houston, and Henderson Railroad / International - Greater Northern Railroad / Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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