Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot (Ontario, Oregon)(Redirected from Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot)
The Ontario Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot is a former train station located in Ontario, Oregon, United States that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot. It was constructed in 1907 by the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for its subsidiary, the Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL), to replace an 1885 OSL depot that had been located just to the south and had been a simple wood-frame structure. The building is made of concrete block cast to imitate stone, and with red brick trim and other ornamental features. The City of Ontario purchased the building from UP in 1996, but as of 1999 the land remained owned by UP and was being leased to the city. The station was added to the NRHP in 1999.
|Former Amtrak and Oregon Short Line inter-city rail station|
Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot in 2009
550 Southeast 3rd Street|
Ontario, Oregon 97914
|Owned by||City of Ontario & Union Pacific Railroad|
|Line(s)||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Station code||ONT (Amtrak)|
|Closed||May 1997 (for passenger rail service)|
Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot
300 Depot Lane|
|Architectural style||Richardsonian Romanesque, Queen Anne|
|NRHP reference #||99000950|
|Added to NRHP||August 5, 1999|
During the station's active years, campaigning politicians sometimes made whistle-stops at the station to give speeches, among them being Harry Truman and Richard Nixon. Senator Robert F. Kennedy passed through just four days before his death.
Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) began service to the station in 1977 with the Pioneer, which originally provided service between Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington, but was eventually extended further east and provided daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle. The next eastbound stop on the Pioneer was in Nampa, Idaho and the next westbound station was in Baker City, Oregon.
- Amtrak (June 22, 1977). "Amtrak National Train Timetables". timetables.org. Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 9. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 26. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
- Hartmans, Donna (February 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
- Amtrak (June 22, 1977). "Amtrak National Train Timetables". timetables.org. Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 54. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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