Wabash Railroad depot in Huntington

Former railroad depots in Indiana have met varying fates. Some were demolished not long after no longer in use. Others were left to rot and eventually torn down. But some were adapted for other uses, such as this one in downtown Huntington. It was originally built for the former Wabash Railroad in 1928. Today it is used by Crossroads Connections, a non-profit organization. The railroad line is still used today by Norfolk Southern Railroad.



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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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One Response to Wabash Railroad depot in Huntington

  1. Eric Reinert says:

    There is a nice segment of film that shows this station in a video on youtube, probably from the 1940’s judging by the cars visible. Also of note is the Water tank visible behind the station:

    It’s at 40:27 and shows what I am sure is still under that “Crossroads” sign. I didn’t realize that this station had survived all this time. Although the Wabash (and Norfolk & Western after the merger) was a road that seemed to leave many things stand that other roads tore down quickly after falling into disuse.
    You have a nice website, I’m glad I stumbled upon it. My Wife’s family is from NE Indiana and I am frequently there, camera in hand, looking for the same sort of stuff.

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