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|inter-city rail station|
The former Caliente station.
|Location||100 Depot Avenue Caliente, Nevada
Caliente Railroad Depot
|Location||100 Depot Avenue
|Architect||John and Donald Parkinson|
|Architectural style||Mission Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||74001146|
|Added to NRHP||March 5, 1974|
Caliente station is a historic Mission Revival style railway station, located in Caliente, Lincoln County, Nevada. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Caliente Railroad Depot, and is Nevada Historical Marker number 249.
The station was built by the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (later the Union Pacific Railroad) in 1923 to serve the railroad's division point on the mainline between Los Angeles, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
The depot is a two-story wood frame stucco building. The first floor held the passenger waiting room, station agent's office and other railroad offices. The second floor was used as a hotel.
The division point at Caliente served as a maintenance facility and was a base for helper locomotives. In the 1950s, as diesel locomotives replaced steam, the railroad no longer needed to use the Caliente site. Maintenance of the locomotives was moved to Las Vegas in 1948.
Until 1993, the station saw service on Amtrak's Desert Wind.
In 1970, the building was turned over to the city of Caliente. In order to preserve the depot structure, the city moved its municipal services into the building. The station is now the Caliente city hall, library, and art gallery.
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