Salem (Amtrak station)


Salem (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Salem
type=


image_size=
image_caption= Salem Amtrak station
address=500 13th Street SE
Salem, Oregon
coordinates=
line=
other=
structure=
platform=
depth=
levels=
tracks=1
parking=free
bicycle=
baggage_check=yes
passengers=51,387
pass_year=FY2007
pass_percent=4
pass_system=Amtrak
opened=1918
closed=
rebuilt=
electrified=
ADA=
code=SLM
owned=Oregon Department of Transportation
zone=
former=
services=s-rail|title=Amtrak
mpassengers=

Salem Station is an Amtrak train station in Salem, Oregon, United States. It is served by the "Amtrak Cascades" and the "Coast Starlight" passenger trains.

History

This station was constructed for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1918 and is the third station to be built at this location.cite web|url=http://www.salemhistory.net/transportation/railroad_depots.htm |title=Salem's Railroad Depots|publisher=Salem Online History|accessdate=2007-09-19]

The Beaux-Arts-style structure was constructed of masonry and is one of five masonry depots that still exist along the original Southern Pacific West Coast line. The other depots are in Albany, Medford, Roseburg and Eugene.cite news |last=Christie |first=Tim |title=Railroad depot speeds into history books |url=http://www.registerguard.com/news/2007/09/07/d1.cr.railroad.0907.p1.php?section=cityregion |publisher="The Register-Guard" |date= September 7 2007 |accessdate=2007-09-19]

A restoration project by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was completed in 2000.citeweb|title=Oregon Dept. of Transportation Museum |url= http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/CS/SSB/Museum2.shtml |publisher=Oregon Department of Transportation|accessdate=2007-09-19] Amtrak leases the station from ODOT for $1 a year, in exchange for maintenance of the building and grounds.

An 1889 freight depot/baggage shed survived the fire that destroyed the previous station and is the oldest freight depot in the state.cite web|url=http://www.salemquarterly.com/tour.php?site_id=17 |publisher=Salem Historical Quarterly|title=Salem Railroad Station
accessdate=2007-09-19
] Now located south of the passenger station, it awaits restoration.

References

External links

* [http://photos.salemhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=title&CISOOP2=all&CISOBOX2=Salem%20Oregon%20passenger%20depot&CISOFIELD2=subjec&CISOOP3=any&CISOFIELD3=descri&CISOOP4=none&CISOFIELD4=audiena&CISOROOT=all Historic images of the 1888 and 1918 depots] from Salem Public Library
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/salem.htm Amtrak Stations Database]


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