Sunday, March 3, 2013

All Aboard!!!

The Boise train depot  was built by Union Pacific in 1925. The last Amtrak train left the Depot in 1997. Since that time the building has been used for weddings and other special events.   

Imagine the memories that took place at the "meeting station" 
First time to see a grandchild a son returning from world war II etc.

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This man spent quite some time looking at the old steam locomotive. I overheard talking to a young women about spending years on the rails.     

 


The Building was completely renovated in 1993, preserving the beautiful Spanish architecture   
 Big Mike was retired by Union Pacific and donated to the City of Boise in 1956 It sat in a city park until 2007. At that time it was moved to it's current home at the Boise Depot. It sports a fully restored exterior including a shiny new paint job.  



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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #72!

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  2. These are lovely black and whites. The history is interesting it is so encouraging to read that Boise has reinvested and given the place a new existance a purpose to be there for generations to come.

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  3. What a beautiful building! I love the B&W, really shows off the architecture.
    Interestingly enough, we still have an Amtrak stop here in Benson, AZ! LOL!!

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    1. Thank you for your compliment. Them stopping the trains really sucked. We moved here in November of 1996, and thought it would be fun to take the train back to Portland rather than driving it. With in 3 months service stopped.

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  4. I like the head on Big Mike photo. Those locomotives are great photo candidates.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I like to photograph anything with trains. I work in the indstrial area, the main rail lins runs right behind our building. There are several spur tracks with rail cars stores on all of them. I have brought the camera to work a few times to take photos of the cars.

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