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Dublin
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Gordon
Helena
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Ideal
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Jessup
Kingston
Krannert
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There are few good pages around to highlight the many railroad stations and depots that used to exist.  When I know of them, they will be found under additional resources.

One of the better resources I have come across to this end is the plethora of old post cards still around depicting many of these structures, some better than others.
A good portion of the pictures on this page are postcards I found on EBay.  Some of them have been cleaned up and/or repaired when I had the energy.

If you have the time, other good sources for pictures are: Shorpy, Google and Bing images, and the Library of Congress (you have to be very patient to find things here :-)

Since many of these stations are no longer around (railfans seem to prefer the term "extant", I'm not one of them! :-), this page is mostly for historical reference.

What's the difference between a station and a depot?  Most people will say "nuttin", it's a matter of preference, although many will use depot for older buildings.

If they were available, and interesting, I included the back side of the postcards.

If you have a picture you would like to contribute, please see the bottom of the page for how to find me, credit is always given to contributing photographers.


Acknowledgements:

Denver Todd

Additional resources:
http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/railrunner/Gadepots/GADEPOTS.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/railrunner/Gadepots/garrhistory.htm

http://www.northamericaninterlockings.com/

If you are looking to buy these postcards, try these vendors:
http://stores.ebay.com/SKURFAN-POSTCARDS?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 (the fellow that puts COPY on the cards)
http://www.ebay.com/usr/paperpeasant?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/dcrosales?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (this guy usually includes a close-up of the main subject)
http://www.ebay.com/usr/noelle3?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/kaye70?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/fxk19?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (puts an FXK1 imprint on the cards)
http://www.ebay.com/usr/ringerf?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/crowspostcards?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/pratercollectibles?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/usr/baysideantiques_02?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (has the more recent pictures)


AMERICUS







ATHENS

This station was built by the Georgia, Carolina & Northern (Seaboard Air Line).  It saw it's last passenger in 1951.  It is now a senior citizens center, used for a while in the 80's as a restaurant



 



ATHENS - ex Southern Rwy

Built in 1891 by the Southern, it is currently used by CSX crews.





ATLANTA - In General



 

 

Spring Street Tower, built in 1905, it was part of the Atlanta Terminal Station complex
GPS: 33.752540, -84.397343

 

I wonder if the streetcars and railroads were really like this "back then"?










ATLANTA - Amtrak Peachtree Station

GPS Coordinates: 33.799419, -84.392532










ATLANTA - Terminal Station

From Wikipedia: Terminal Station in Atlanta was the larger of two principal train stations in downtown, Union Station being the other.  Opening in 1905, Terminal Station served Southern Railway, Seaboard Air Line, Central of Georgia, and the Atlanta and West Point.  The architect was P. Thornton Marye, whose firm also designed the Fox Theater and Capital City Club in downtown Atlanta, as well as the Birmingham Terminal Station.  At the station's opening in 1905 the military band of the 16th Infantry Regiment played "Down in Dixie" according to a report that appeared in the Atlanta Journal.  In its 20th century heyday, Atlanta Terminal Station was used by such well-known trains of the time as the Crescent, Man 'o War, Nancy Hanks, Ponce de Leon, and Silver Comet. A veritable rail-travel crossroads of the American south-east, it was a critical railroad link between the warm climate of Florida and the Gulf Coast, and the rather colder, more densely populated states of the north-east and mid-west. For many northern Americans, Atlanta Terminal was the gateway to the sunshine.  The Atlanta Convention Bureau released a postcard in the 1920s that claimed that Terminal Station was served by 86 trains per day.  The train shed that had originally been built alongside the head house was torn down in 1925.  The Southern Railway built an office building next door to the station at 99 Spring Street that is still standing, although the Southern eventually moved their local offices to another building in Atlanta.  The station head house was renovated in 1947 just after World War II.  After Terminal Station closed in June 1970, Southern continued to operate its Southern Crescent and Piedmont passenger trains using the much smaller Peachtree Station, commonly known as Brookwood Station and built as a suburban station, as their only stop in Atlanta.  The only other passenger train remaining at that time that had been using Terminal Station, the Nancy Hanks, used a makeshift ticket office and waiting room in the Southern office building next door.  Terminal Station was razed in 1972, although the Southern retained one platform for its use.  The site of Terminal Station is now the Richard B. Russell Federal Building  which was built in 1979.  The aforementioned platform, an old switch tower, and a portion of lead trackage are all that remain of the station.  Question: does anyone know when the top of the two towers came down?

 

 



 

 

 





ATLANTA - UNION STATION



 

 


AUGUSTA







BIG SHANTY - Later Incorporated as Kennesaw





BREMEN

 



BRUNSWICK





CLAYTON



 



CORDELE

GPS Coordinates: 31.970416, -83.782962
Neither of the vintage structures are around any more, but it looks like CSX has a small maintenance building around on 7th St N.  The town sports a diamond crossing, and a very interesting track layout, including many signals and sidings.









CORNELIA







COVINGTON

  Sorry its so small, most pictures on Pinterest seem to be this way.... why is that?



DAWSON

The depot is no longer around, however, there is a diamond crossing, two nterchange tracks, and several sidings servicing local industries.







DARIEN

Darien is at exit 49 off of I-95, and looks like a good spot to stop if you're hungry, but there is no railroad activity in town any more, much less a bridge.  And, unless they built US17 on the railroad's bridge abutments, there is no evidence of them round either.





DUBLIN

Taking a look on Google maps, it appears that this depot is no longer with us...





EASTMAN

GPS Coordinates: 32.199216, -83.177046









ELBERTON





EMORY

GPS Coordinates: 33.795286, -84.322961







FARGO

Crossing the Suwannee River.....

 



FLOWERY BRANCH

Taking a look on Google maps, it appears that this depot is no longer with us...





FORT VALLEY

This is one of the few interlocking towers still in existence in Georgia.  It was built by the Central of Georgia, and originally had a restaurant on the bottom floor.





GORDON

GPS Coordinates: 32.881963, -83.334325
Built in 1885 by the Central of Georgia RR, this depot is now the City of Gordon and Kaolin Rail Museum
http://railga.com/Depots/gordon.html
http://www.n-georgia.com/depot-railroad-museum.html

















HELENA

GPS Coordinates: 32.072103, -82.916717







HOGANSVILLE





IDEAL







IRON CITY

Taking a look on Google maps, it appears that this depot is no longer with us...





JESSUP





KINGSTON





KRANNERT





LAKE BUTLER





LITHONIA





LYONS





MACON



Coaling tower on the Central of Georgia RR






MARIETTA

GPS Coordinates: 33.952909, -84.550984
More info and pictures are on my Marietta GA page

Former L&N depot right off the square in Marietta.... good area for antiques, and close to the "Big Chicken"!  Lots of CSX action passes by here too!  The Georgia Northeast RR is a mile or so north of here as an extra added bonus... and lots of pawn shops around too if you're into them.







MEIGS





MILAN





MILLEN

  Former Southern Rwy coaling tower.



MONTICELLO

  The depot in Madison is supposedly made from the same plans.
More info at: http://ga-madison.civicplus.com/gallery.aspx?PID=142



MONTEZUMA





NEWNAN







NORCROSS

GPS Coordinates: 33.942150, -84213424
The depot is now The Crossing Steakhouse restaurant
40 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071

http://www.thecrossingofnorcross.com/
678) 280-9081









  Print by Robert West, "Love Affair"



PLAINS

 

 









RAYMOND





ROME







RURAL GEORGIA

 


SARDIS

  Coaling tower from the Savannah & Atlanta Rwy


SAVANNAH






SOCIAL CIRCLE

  Coaling tower from the Georgia RR



SOUTH PATTERSON

I could not find a South Patterson GA on the map, but there doesn't mean there was not a station with that name....
The caption for this picture said it was taken shortly before the depot was demolished.





STONE MOUNTAIN

Stone Mountain not only refers to the famous rock that dominates the skyline around these here parts, but it is named after the town of Stone Mountain.  Both have something for the railfan to stop and see.  The town has an old depot, and the Mountain has the worlds largest/longest park ride in the world.


STONE MOUNTAIN - The Park

GPS Coordinates (for the railroad visitor center): 33.810665, -84.145200





















STONE MOUNTAIN - The Town

GPS Coordinates: 33.806602, -84.170569
Notice below, the interchange between the CSX and the Stone Mountain RR has been removed and most of it is now a trail.

















TALLAPOOSA





TIFTON









VIENNA





WADLEY





WOODBINE





Disclaimers:

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!!

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