Restored LaPorte Train Depot

A train depot was, in some ways, similar to today’s community centers. People not only came there to board a train or meet someone arriving at the station, but also to catch up on the latest news. Often the mail and newspapers were dropped off at a train station. Shown is the restored train depot now used by the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce. It was originally built in 1910 for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, later New York Central Railroad. The building was restored a few years ago and has a beautiful old time feel to it. A job well done.

Former train station in LaPorte

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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2 Responses to Restored LaPorte Train Depot

  1. Muriel Raspotnik says:

    i love to ride trains on a train station specially at the central train station. .

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  2. Layne Berninger says:

    The network of railways in Plymouth, Devon, England, was developed by companies affiliated to two competing railways, the Great Western Railway and the London and South Western Railway. At their height two main lines and three branch lines served 28 stations in the Plymouth area, but today just six stations remain in use. The first uses of railway in the area were wooden rails used during the construction of docks facilities. ^

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