Milwaukee Road Depot (Madison, Wisconsin) facts for kids
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|Former Milwaukee Road passenger rail station|
Two passenger trains seen at the depot in May 1967.
|Location||640 West Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53703|
Milwaukee Road Depot
The historic depot with "CMStP&P" written on the outside
|Location||640 West Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Area||1.7 acres (0.69 ha)|
|Architect||Frost & Granger|
|NRHP reference No.||85000990|
|Added to NRHP||May 9, 1985|
The Milwaukee Road Depot in Madison, Wisconsin is a railroad depot built in 1903 and operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road). It served numerous passenger trains, including the Sioux and Varsity, and was located next to a major yard, turntable, and roundhouse. The station was one of two Milwaukee Road stations in Madison, and was also known as West Madison station or West Madison Depot to avoid confusion with Franklin Street station on the east side of Madison. All Milwaukee Road passenger service in Madison was consolidated to this station with the closing of Franklin Street in 1952. Rail service in Madison was terminated in 1971 when the Milwaukee Road opted to end all of its passenger operations.
The depot is now used as a shopping center; including a bicycle shop, a café, and a restaurant. MILW 35A, an EMD E8A locomotive, sits on static display outside of the depot along with several Milwaukee Road, New York Central Railroad, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority passenger cars. A single-tracked line operated by the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad remains in front of the depot.
The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and on the State Register of Historic Places in 1989.
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