Shelton Union Pacific Depot

Shelton Union Pacific Depot (HMUL2)

Location: Kearney, NE 68845 Buffalo County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 41.094', W 99° 5.525'

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This depot was built in 1898 next to the Union Pacific tracks in Shelton. It was moved to this site in September 1975 and was the first building on the grounds of the Trails and Rails Museum of the Buffalo County Historical Society. It was donated by the Union pacific Railroad.

The Shelton Depot has three rooms: Waiting Room, Depot Agent's Office, and Freight Room.

The Waiting Room was used by people purchasing tickets for boarding a train, or by those waiting for someone to arrive by train. It was also used as a place to drop off packages or pick up packages and to pick up telegraph messages.

The Depot Agent's Office was used by the Union Pacific to sell tickets, watch passing trains, send and receive telegraph messages, and to operate the semaphore located outside of the depot. There was a depot Agent available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The Freight Room was used to store incoming and outgoing freight. A sliding door with a ramp located at the back of the depot was used to move freight in and out of the building.

The Trails and Rails Museum of Buffalo County Historical Society opened in 1975. A large portion of the museum land was donated by Jack and Nina Hammer, Dr. F.L. and Dorthy Richards, and Ruth Dier.

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HM NumberHMUL2
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Year Placed1975
Placed ByBuffalo County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 492218 N 4503783
Decimal Degrees40.68490000, -99.09208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.094', W 99° 5.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 5.64" N, 99° 5' 31.50" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 694-698 W 11th St, Kearney NE 68845, US
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