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John Fishbeck

And a ‘nutha one. What constitutes as a qualifying railroad depot? I’ve observed the following regarding old RR depot buildings:

  • Sometimes the depot building stands at its original location, but the associated track rails have long since been removed.
  • Sometimes the original building has been relocated to another site entirely, with no trace of railroad tracks anywhere nearby.
  • Not infrequently the depot building has been repurposed as another business – often restaurants, for instance. One can see that the building was indeed originally a depot, but any visible rail references to it as such have been removed.

So what qualifies as a railroad depot? Any apparent RR depot building, no matter its current location and purpose? Or are there qualifying conditions that need to be met?