Former Plymouth train depot still standing

Plymouth, the county seat of Marshall County, could very well be considered a railroad town, at least in the past. At one time, there were three active railroad lines coming through the town. One of those was the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pennsylvania had one of the most recognizable names among railroads. In its heyday, it was one of the biggest corporations in the United States. Its steam locomotives carrying passengers and freight, which set speed records more than once, flew through the countryside. Plymouth had a train depot along the Pennsylvania line. That building still stands, though as can be seen from the photo it is not exactly in excellent condition. I believe Norfolk Southern uses the building for storage, though I’m not entirely sure. It was built in about 1914 in the Colonial Revival style quite common of that era. Today, the railroad line is still used, though not nearly as often as in the past and no passengers board or depart in Plymouth.

Depot for Pennsylvania RR still stands in Plymouth.

Depot for Pennsylvania RR still stands in Plymouth.


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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