Sanderson station

Sanderson is a train station in Sanderson, Texas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.

Sanderson, TX
Amtrak depot Sanderson.jpg
The now-demolished building in 2009.
Location201 West Downie Street
Sanderson, TX 79848
United States
Coordinates30°08′24″N 102°23′57″W / 30.14000°N 102.39917°W / 30.14000; -102.39917Coordinates: 30°08′24″N 102°23′57″W / 30.14000°N 102.39917°W / 30.14000; -102.39917
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
PlatformsNo platform (gravel road)
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeSND
History
Opened1882
Passengers
2019225 [1]Decrease 16.36%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Alpine Sunset Limited Del Rio
Texas Eagle Del Rio
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
Marathon Sunset Route Del Rio

Between 2007 and 2010, Sanderson was the least-used Amtrak stop in its national system. In FY2011, Sanderson experienced a 59% growth in passengers, exceeding Thurmond, West Virginia in passenger volume.[2] However, Sanderson still averages fewer than one passenger per day.

HistoryEdit

The stop was formerly the site of a Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA) depot, later owned by Southern Pacific and Union Pacific. A large prefabricated clapboard wooden depot was assembled at the site in 1882 and expanded in 1910. After Southern Pacific abandoned the depot in 1995, the building began to rapidly deteriorate.

An effort to save the depot was made by the Sanderson Depot Association, although the group was unable to secure funding to move the depot. The depot was demolished in October 2012.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amtrak service in Sanderson, TX" (PDF). Rail Passengers Association. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2011, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  3. ^ "Sanderson, TX (SND)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 31 October 2012.

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