Significant Extant Railroad/Railway Structures of North America

As compiled by the Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.

 

 

Click on a state/province below to view lists.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Northwest Territory

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon Territory

Mexico

Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations used on the charts listing remaining railroad/railway structures are as follows:

Type

B

Railroad bridge/trestle

C

Railroad combination depot

Cd

Locomotive coaling station (coal dock)

Eh

Enginehouse

F

Railroad freight depot

Gt

Gatetower

IB

Interurban/trolley bridge/trestle

IC

Interurban combination depot

ICb

Interurban/trolley carbarn

IF

Interurban freight depot

IP

Interurban/trolley passenger depot

IPh

Interurban/trolley powerhouse

ISh

Interurban/trolley shop

IS

Interurban substation

M

Miscellaneous Railroad Building

O

Railroad Office Building

P

Railroad passenger depot

Rh

Roundhouse

Sh

Railroad shop building

T

Interlocking/Signal tower/cabin

Tn

Tunnel

Tt

Turntable

Wt

Water tank

Y

Railroad yard structure

 

The Railroad Station Historical Society has been compiling lists of passenger, freight, and combination railroad, trolley, and interurban depots; interurban substations, power houses, shops, and carbarns; railroad interlocking and signal towers, railroad enginehouses, roundhouses, and shop buildings: water tanks; coaling docks; bridges, trestles, tunnels and other structures serving railroads and electric railways for over thirty years. Since these structures are a disappearing part of our industrial landscape we offer the following guide to such structures still standing across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under each state or province below is a list of remaining structures arranged by county or geographic area or in some cases alphabetically.

 

Many of these structures are on private property. Permission should be sought in all cases before entering or photographing non-public property. Please respect the property of others and follow all safety rules when near active railroad lines. Do not trespass! The inclusion of a structure within these lists should not be construed as granting access.

 

Consider these listings works in progress. They are obviously incomplete; some include structures that have since been removed and others fail to list structures that are certainly significant. This site will grow as modifications, additions, and deletions are received from observers across the continent. Where sites already exist, links occur. Most of these non-RSHS sites are specialized, listing only passenger depots or towers. Eventually these sites will be supplemented with a RSHS site listing other railroad and electric railway structures. If you can help in any area, whether you know of one existing structure or have an entire state/province list, please submit your data to Mark.Camp@utoledo.edu or mail to Mark J. Camp, Dept. of EEES, the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606.

 

 

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