Oregon Electric Railway Depot 1912 - Junction City, Oregon
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N 44° 13.084 W 123° 12.229
10T E 483718 N 4896114
Historical information plaque on the former Oregon Electric Railway and Burlington Northern Depot.
Waymark Code: WM4G78
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/20/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
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The text of the plaque reads:

The Oregon Electric Railway built the depot in 1912. The passenger trains were of the interurban streetcar type with an overhead trolley as a power source. Five trains a day, each way, stopped at the depot to board passengers and express. One freight train a day, each way, ran usually at night, and was pulled by an electric locomotive. Passenger service was terminated in May 1932. Electric locomotives pulled the freight trains until 1953 when they were replaced by diesel electrics. In 1970 several railway companies were combined to form Burlington Northern, which operated the depot as a freight station until 1983. What to do with the deteriorating depot was on many people's minds until 1995 when it was acquired by the Vard Nelson family. Vard and his sons, Robert and Michael, renovated the depot.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Lane

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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