Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Naples Depot


The Seaboard Air Line optimistically built an all-Florida railroad line in the 1920s.  The southwestern terminus was in Naples.  A Mediterranean-style depot building was completed in Naples in 1927.
  Passenger service was short-lived, and in the 1930s the line began carrying only freight.


In 1944 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad bought the tracks and depot from Seaboard and resumed passenger service.  In 1967 Seaboard and Atlantic merged, but in 1971 AmTrak
took over passenger service nationally.  Freight continued until the 1980s,
when the tracks were removed.

Today the depot building is one of the museums operated by Collier County.

(Posting Naples pix while I am in Botswana and without wifi.)

10 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool! I very much enjoy visiting old train stations and museums.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do like the Mediterranean style arches Jack! What EG said above, there's something rather special about old trains.

Sharon Anck said...

It's a lot better cared for than our old depot.

Lowell said...

Love that depot and I've taken many photos of it and the train over the years. Glad to see it's all still intact.

Kate said...

I really miss the old-fashioned train trips….great travel experiences.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do miss the old train depots!! I'm glad this one has been saved!! Great shots for the day, as always!! I do hope you're enjoying your trip to Botswana!!

RedPat said...

I like seeing the old trains too, Jack! Too bad there is no train service there anymore.

William Kendall said...

It looks like a pretty spot. Preserving the building as a museum and incorporating train cars like this was a good idea.

Taken For Granted said...

I morn the loss of passenger rail travel in the U.S. The only place to see passenger railroads any more are in museums. Understand there is still some passenger rail along the coastal areas, but few trains cross the Midwest any more.

LOLfromPasa said...

The combination of the arches and that red car looks so appealing.