Physical Address: 300 E Railroad Ave S, Magnolia MS 39652
Mailing Address: PO Box 72, Magnolia MS 39652-0072
GPS Coordinates: 31.14417, -90.45789
175 E Railroad Ave N, Magnolia MS 39652
From Wikipedia: In 1851, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas both
supported the funding for the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern
Railroad thatwas to connect Canton MS to New Orleans LA. This
plan would ultimately include a stop and depot at Magnolia, Mississippi.
The first depot in Magnolia - built in 1856, was one of only three depots
on the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern to survive the Civil War.
In 1893 a fire destroyed this Magnolia railway depot that was completed
during the President Franklin Pierce administration in 1856. Between 1893
and 1895, the present structure was built a little north of the original
site, next to the Illinois Central Railroad. The second depot featured
a front gable and the name of the town (Magnolia) painted on the roof.
In the 1920s, the Illinois Central Railroad paid for additions and
renovations. The front gable was taken in by the roof and the north
waiting rooms expanded and enlarged, with other significant alterations
to the structure occurring on the south part as well.
The depot is a one-story, wood-frame building with a rectangular floor plan.
It was designed to accommodate both freight and passengers at the turn of
the 20th century, when Magnolia served as a resort destination. The depot
has a gable roof design with wide eaves. The track side of the building
was designed with irregular placement of sash windows, a bay window,
single entrance doors, and freight doors. The opposite side of the
building had single entrance doors and sash windows.
The station is now home to the Magnolia Mayor's office.
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Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
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