Sepia Saturday # 82
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Not good lighting but on the theme of RR stations.
Oh what memories this photo brings back.
Louisville and Nashville Depot in Springfield, Kentucky, completed in 1887.
It served as a passenger, express, mail and telegraph office. Note the boxcar, baggage cart and stockpens. The depot was demolished in 1976. Photo c. 1918 (courtesy of Daniel C. Kelly) from
Washington County, Kentucky Bicentennial
In 1945 we lived about 6 houses from this depot.
I don't remember a train ever coming there but maybe it did in the winter as it was located parallel to the huge tobacco warehouse that housed the county's main crop.
There was not much going on because I definitely remember roller skating on the large open wood floor of the depot.
There was someone there in charge of things.
His name was Mr. Pardee.
Whenever he would come find us skating he would run us out.
He would come in the front door and we would run and jump out the windows and skate up the sidewalk home.
As I said it was torn down in 1978 and the rr tracks have even been removed now.
There is no remnant whatsoever that it was ever there.
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