Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot facts for kids
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|Former Rock Island Line passenger rail station|
|Location||704 Fourth Street, Calhan, Colorado 80808|
Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot
|NRHP reference No.||95000476|
|Added to NRHP||April 20, 1995|
Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot is a historic railroad station located in Calhan, Colorado, United States. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad provided transportation between Colorado Springs and Kansas until it went into bankruptcy in the early 1970s. The depot, built in 1906, still stands on its original site. The rails were removed and sold for scrap by 1994.
The one story depot was built according to a common Rock Island depot plan at the time. It had a waiting room, ticket office, freight storage area and a pot belly coal stove. The building, about 24 by 64 feet (7.3 m × 19.5 m), had wood clapboard siding, and windows facing the train tracks in the passenger waiting area. Station personnel were able to view trains as they entered and left the station from a bay window. Later the wood siding was covered by asbestos siding and there was likely a change in window and door placement from the original design.
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