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Caliente, NV
inter-city rail station
The former Caliente station.
Location 100 Depot Avenue Caliente, Nevada
Closed 1993
Rebuilt 1923
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Las Vegas Desert Wind Milford
toward Chicago
Preceding station Union Pacific Railroad Following station
Etna Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Eccles
toward Pioche
Pioche – Caliente Terminus
Caliente Railroad Depot
Caliente station is located in Nevada
Caliente station
Location in Nevada
Caliente station is located in the United States
Caliente station
Location in the United States
Location 100 Depot Avenue
Caliente, Nevada
Built 1923
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.

Present day

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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