Atlanta Depots

Five Atlanta depots

Of the many passenger stations and freight depots that stood in Atlanta at one time or another, only three survive today: Peachtree Station, the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, and a small Atlanta & West Point freight depot. The great passenger structures, Terminal Station and Union Station, were demolished in the early 1970s. Most of the freight depots were also torn down, usually replaced by parking lots. The city that was created to be a rail center has few existing reminders of its railroading past.

Terminal Station

Union Station of 1930

Union Station of 1871

Union Station of 1853

Aerial view of Terminal and Union station area

Peachtree Station (Brookwood Station)*

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot*

L&N Freight Depot

Atlanta & West Point Freight Depot (Ormewood Station)*

Atlanta & West Point Freight Depot, 1871

Western & Atlantic Depot

Birds-eye view of Atlanta's depots in 1871 -- East side -- West side

Birds-eye view of Atlanta's depots in 1892 -- East side -- West side

Birds-eye view of Atlanta's depots in 1919 -- East side -- West side

Dixie Terminal 

* Building still stands


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