Monday, August 17, 2009

Vintage Railroad Stations

Many railroad stations throughout the US are examples of some of the most amazing architecture you can find anywhere. I am a fan of all of them, but the last picture of a simple, traditional style railroad station is still my favorite.

Built in 1891 by Maine Central Railroad at the top of Crawford Notch in New Hampshire. It is owned by the Appalachian Mountain Club and used by Conway Scenic Railroad.

Former Chicago & Northwestern and Milwaukee Road station in Owatonna, Minnesota. Restored and relocated in a city park.

Built in 1874 and used by Maine Central Railroad in North Conway, New Hampshire. Passenger service to Boston was discontinued on 2 December 1961. Passenger service was restored in 1995 by Conway Scenic Railroad.

Built in 1898 by Southern Railway at Barber Junction, NC. It has been restored and relocated to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina.

Built by the Burlington Route in 1906 in Lodge Grass, Montana. Restored and relocated to the Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin, Montana.

LINK: Posted by Ron Reiring on Flickr. To see more of Ron's collection visit kla4067's photostream.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Those are incredible, some of them look like toys from an expensive vintage train set! I have to agree with you about the last one, there is something about its modest simplicity and lack or unnecessary ornament that I like.

TokyoMagic! said...

Beautiful architecture! They make me want to go ride a train.

dyana said...

Awesome photos......

Thanks for sharing with us......
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Anonymous said...

The North Conway station belonged to the Boston and Maine Railroad. The Maine Central tracks are several blocks away with a station at Intervale, the next town north.