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.
|inter-city rail station|
The former Caliente station.
|Location||100 Depot Avenue Caliente, Nevada|
Caliente Railroad Depot
Nevada Historical Marker No. 249
|Location||100 Depot Avenue|
|Architect||John and Donald Parkinson|
|Architectural style||Mission Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||74001146|
|Added to NRHP||March 5, 1974|
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.
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.
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.
- "Union Pacific Depot-1923". Lincoln County Historical Markers. Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- Thomas, Inez C. (1973). "Caliente Railroad Depot". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
- "Caliente Railroad Depot". Nevada Commission on Tourism. Retrieved 2009-02-22.