Gainesville Depots

(2013 photo)

Gainesville's 1910 Southern Railway station continues in service as a stop on Amtrak's Crescent route between New York and New Orleans.

The building also houses various Norfolk Southern offices.

Trackside in 1998.

Streetside in 1998.

Across from the depot at 898 Bradford Street, the Big Bear Cafe has served railroad passengers and locals since its construction in the 1940s. In 2007, it became the city's first locally designated historic landmark. (2013 photo)

A few blocks away from the Amtrak station stands the former depot and offices of the Gainesville Midland Railroad, built in 1914 and rehabilitated in the late 1990s for use as an arts center. See Smithgall Arts Center website. (2013 photo)


Engine no. 209 is on display a block south of the Gainesville Midland depot (2013 photo).

Gainesville (pop. 34,500) is the county seat and largest city in Hall County in north Georgia. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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