Caliente station

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Caliente station is a historic Mission Revival style railway station, located in Caliente, Lincoln County, Nevada. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Caliente Railroad Depot, and is Nevada Historical Marker number 249.[1]

Caliente, NV
inter-city rail station
CalienteNV.jpg
The former Caliente station.
Location100 Depot Avenue Caliente, Nevada
USA
History
Closed1993
Rebuilt1923
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Las Vegas Desert Wind Milford
toward Chicago
Preceding station Union Pacific Railroad Following station
Etna Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Eccles
Panaca
toward Pioche
Pioche – Caliente Terminus
Caliente Railroad Depot
Caliente station is located in Nevada
Caliente station
Caliente station is located in the United States
Caliente station
Location100 Depot Avenue
Caliente, Nevada
Coordinates37°36′46″N 114°30′51″W / 37.61278°N 114.51417°W / 37.61278; -114.51417Coordinates: 37°36′46″N 114°30′51″W / 37.61278°N 114.51417°W / 37.61278; -114.51417
Built1923
ArchitectJohn and Donald Parkinson
Architectural styleMission Revival
NRHP reference No.74001146
MARKER No.249
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1974

HistoryEdit

The station was built by the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (later the Union Pacific Railroad) in 1923 to serve the railroad's division point on the mainline between Los Angeles, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

The depot is a two-story wood frame stucco building. The first floor held the passenger waiting room, station agent's office and other railroad offices. The second floor was used as a hotel.[2][3]

The division point at Caliente served as a maintenance facility and was a base for helper locomotives. In the 1950s, as diesel locomotives replaced steam, the railroad no longer needed to use the Caliente site. Maintenance of the locomotives was moved to Las Vegas in 1948.[2]

Until 1993, the station saw service on Amtrak's Desert Wind.

Present dayEdit

In 1970, the building was turned over to the city of Caliente. In order to preserve the depot structure, the city moved its municipal services into the building. The station is now the Caliente city hall, library, and art gallery.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Union Pacific Depot-1923". Lincoln County Historical Markers. Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Inez C. (1973). "Caliente Railroad Depot". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  3. ^ a b "Caliente Railroad Depot". Nevada Commission on Tourism. Retrieved 2009-02-22.