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Date: 01/14/22 04:19
Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: santafe199

A while back (try SEVEN years...) I kinda-sorta promised TO member ‘gladdis’ that I’d post shots of his 2 hometown RR depots. Then I promptly misplaced one of the scans. Just the other day I found that scan. It was in a sub-folder, inside a sub-folder, inside another sub-folder*. So at long last here are the Rock Island AND Santa Fe depots in Peabody, Kansas circa 1964. I thought about leaning on the well-traveled excuse that “it’s better late than never”. But I’m sure I’ll be better off to just change the subject and move on... ;^)

1. CRI&P depot at 3rd Street in Peabody, KS.

2. AT&SF depot at 1st & South Walnut Streets in Peabody, KS.
Two photos taken in February of 1964 by William A. -Art- Gibson (WAG) Jr.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216)

*I sometimes talk about having secretarial skills. But just to be sure, this is NOT to be confused with any claim to having GOOD secretarial skills... ;^)






Date: 01/14/22 05:45
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: texchief1

Nice shots, Lance/Art!  Is the SF depot still there or did they demolish it?

RC Lundgren



Date: 01/14/22 07:12
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: santafe199

The Peabody depot is long gone. The latest shot I have in my collectiont is a 1971 shot that Bill took...



Date: 01/14/22 07:18
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: atsfer

Thanks for posting and to Art for the pics....never seen these shots before anywhere.



Date: 01/14/22 07:25
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: glcaddis

Thanks Lance, a new look at the Rock Island depot for me. The Santa Fe shot is similar to others I have or seen. I still lament the city’s decision not to acquire the depot and save it. And, I lament not buying one of the waiting room benches when I had the chance. 



Date: 01/14/22 08:15
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: santafe199

glcaddis Wrote: > ...  new look at the Rock Island depot for me ...

And a very belated 'you're welcome' from this guy... ;^)

Lance



Date: 01/15/22 14:15
Re: Depot Friday: A pair at Peabody
Author: glcaddis

My folks moved to Peabody from White City in 1945. I had my first birthday a week after they moved. We lived in a rental house on Olive Street, due east of the RI Depot and two blocks north on the ATSF double track passenger main. Mom didn't like all the trains so we moved to Vine street further north and a little further east of the RI Main. But I could still hear trains all day and all night, if I was awake. Great place to grow up and be from.



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