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.
|Placed By||Buffalo County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 492218 N 4503783|
|Decimal Degrees||40.68490000, -99.09208333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.094', W 99° 5.525'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 5.64" N, 99° 5' 31.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 694-698 W 11th St, Kearney NE 68845, US|
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