One of the better resources I have come across to this end is the plethora of
old post cards still around depicting many of these structures, some better than others.
Most of the postcards were found on EBay unless noted, other pictures,
mostly the more recent ones, come from Google and/or Bing images -
credit given if the source is known. Compliments to (to name a few)
skurfanpostcards, trentonstampandcoinco, and baysideantiques_02 for the
many, many railroad depot pictures they all offer, without whom you wouldn't
have as many pictures here to enjoy.... all of the pictures from these folks
are for sale. Seller with the red word COPY on them is "skurfanpostcards".
Dates are in the picture name, x means the date is approximate. If they were
available, and interesting, I included the back side of the postcards. 1910a
and 1910b would be the same card, both sides.
If the picture was really, really bad, some of them have been cleaned up and/or
repaired when I had the energy.
If you have the time, other good sources for pictures are:
and Bing images, and the Library
of Congress (you have to be very patient to find things here :-)
Since many of these stations are no longer around (railfans seem to prefer the
term "extant", I'm not one of them! :-), this page is mostly for historical
This page is mostly for historical reference, as MANY of these stations are not
What's the difference between a station and a depot? Most people will say
"nuttin", it's a matter of preference, although many will use depot for older
If you have a picture you would like to contribute, please see the bottom of the
page for how to find me, credit is always given to contributing photographers.
Construction was begun on July 1st, 1938, and is the longest dam on the
Tennessee River. Construction was completed on August 30th, 1944.
The dam originally had a road and a railroad on top of it, but in 2009, two
new bridges, just slightly downstream opened, and the bridge sections of the
dam were removed, so the remaining road on top only services maintenance and
From Bing Maps: Kentucky Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River on the county line between Livingston and Marshall counties in the U.S. state
of Kentucky. The dam is the lowermost of nine dams on the river owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the late 1930s and early
1940s to improve navigation on the lower part of the river and reduce flooding on the lower Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It was a major project initiated during the
New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, to invest in infrastructure to benefit the country. The dam impounds the Kentucky Lake of 160,000 acres,
which is the largest of TVA's reservoirs and the largest artificial lake by area in the Eastern United States.
From Bing Maps: High Bridge of Kentucky: High Bridge is a railroad bridge crossing the Kentucky River Palisades, connecting Jessamine and Mercer counties, Kentucky.
Constructed in 1876, it is the first cantilever bridge in the United States. It has a three-span continuous under-deck truss, now used by Norfolk Southern Railway to carry
trains between Lexington and Danville. It has been designated as a National Civil Engineering Landmark.
From the above source: The Fourteenth Street (iron) Bridge was
completed in 1870. A stronger steel superstructure was built on
the same piers in 1919.
The Fourteenth Street Bridge also known as The Pennsylvania Railroad
Bridge marks the eastern boundary of The Falls of the Ohio State
Park. It is at the head of the canal that leads to the McAlpine Locks and Dam.
By the 1860s, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Jeffersonville
and Indianapolis Railroad both desired a railroad bridge across the
river. There were no bridges across the Ohio River at Cincinnati
or any place west, including Louisville. The United States Congress
approved the building of the bridge in February, 1865.
The L&N Railroad financed the Louisville Bridge Company to build the
bridge and construction began on August 1, 1867. It was to become
the longest iron bridge in the United States 27 spans covering a
mile. The first train crossed the bridge on February 18, 1870.
The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased the L&N's 60% ownership of the bridge
in the mid-1870s. By the 1900s the bridge was being used 300 times
a day, putting more stress on the bridge. Between 1916 and 1919 a
new single-track steel superstructure was placed on the old stone
piers. A vertical-lift span replaced the swing span that was
above the canal.
The bridge was operated for many years by the Pennsylvania Railroad. In
1968 the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad merged to become
Penn Central. Eight years later, it was placed under Conrail. The
Louisville & Indiana Railroad purchased the Jeffersonville to Indianapolis
line and bridge from Conrail in March 1994. The Louisville and
Indiana Railroad is the current bridge owner.
From Bing Maps: Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. national park
in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest
cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth
Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the
official name of the system has been the Mammoth-Flint
Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on
July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981,
and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
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.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
is always given! Please be NICE!!! Contact info is here
Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.