Former MKT Rail Depot - Galena, Kansas, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 37° 04.503 W 094° 38.533
15S E 354020 N 4104459
The Galena Mining & Historical Museum - An interesting stop along Kansas Route 66. Featuring a BN Loco & Caboose at the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas, (MKT) railroad Depot. Relocated from the original Historic Route 66 in Galena, Kansas.
Waymark Code: WMRBWC
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 06/05/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

This historic 1900 rail depot building has a new life, after being moved from the old 1926 Route 66 location, and moved to the its current position on the KS-66 alignment, remodelled into the Galena Mining and History Museum, where you can step back in time.

"The Galena Museum at 319 W. 7th St. is located in a former Katy railroad depot. The depot was originally near the intersection of Front St. and Main St. (both on the original 1926 Route 66 alignment). In 1983 it was moved to it's present location by local businessman Howard Litch, the very same that got a 2001 park a few blocks away named in his memory.
The museum was opened on June 2nd, 1984 and contains mining and other historical items related to Galena Outside the museum engines and railroad cars." Text Source: (visit link) & (visit link)

Address of Museum:
319 W 7th St. Galena, KS 66739
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The Galena Mining & Historical Museum

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Missouri-Kansas-Texas,(MKT) railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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