Thursday, April 26, 2012

All Aboard

Depot
Riverton, Wyoming
April 2012

I can't remember when the last train came through town, but I do remember traffic stopping for the train to cross Main Street when I was a child. The tracks have long since been pulled up, and the right of way through town has been turned into a paved walking trail, which some civic organizations have adopted, planting trees, grass, and flowers as well as placing benches for respite.

Over the years the depot has housed various businesses - the Chamber of Commerce, a gun shop, and a restaurant. This historic building is now a popular Mexican restaurant, called The Depot.

Several years ago, the building's foundation was repaired, and the area surrounding the depot is currently being transformed into a mini park where visitors can stop and admire this lovely old building that continues to be a vital part of the community.

9 comments:

  1. I think a lot of old depots must be restaurants now. There was in Linden, Alabama we used to eat at called The Depot, of course.

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  2. It is a era of our past for sure. Have been thinking of taking a solos train trip just for the experience of it.

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  3. I love old train buildings. Nice that they community is beautifying and using the area in a way to remember they history of the town. It's important. g

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  4. Our old train station was restored about a decade or so ago. They tend to be remarkable buildings, don't they?

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  5. Well it is just adorable. Looks like a whistle stop for sure

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  6. So glad they kept it...and have used it!!

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  7. How neat! That makes me want to travel back up that way again! SIGH... maybe sometime.

    Watching the weather last night, it looked like perhaps you finally got some rain/snow up your way. I hope you really did!

    Now, off to the camp on the lake for a little fishing and R&R.
    KAT

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  8. What a lovely building with History! Our depot was torn down..so sad and our railroad way became walking and bike trails..the biker people are very rude..they must not like walkers:(

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  9. As many times I have driven through Riverton and had no idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

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