Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dave's Depots L&N Depot, Clanton, Alabama

David writes.....

Work travel recently took me to central Alabama. While there, I found and photographed the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. depot in Clanton, Alabama.
The depot is located alongside the former L&N "Main Stem" the line that runs from Louisville to New Orleans. The depot itself is in fair shape, being used as a warehouse for a local seed supply company. It is painted chocolate brown, a color it never wore in L&N years. Style-wise, it conforms to an L&N standard depot designed, developed by the railroad in the 1890s, and is similar in appearance to the now-demolished L&N depot in Mt. Vernon, IL, that I profiled here.

The depot has a large freight house and an extra waiting room between the ticket office and the freight house, a reminder that we are in the formerly segregated south.

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