Updated:  January 4, 2006
Return to my Abandoned & Active Railroads of the PNW Page
All photos taken by Brian McCamish unless otherwise indicated.
Railroad:  Union Pacific -   Status:  Moved then abandoned
Location:  near Ione, Oregon - Type:  Depot
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 1920s -  Retired: 1960s

This passenger depot served the Union Pacific from about the 1920s through approximately
1960.  I believe it was originally located in Ione, Oregon, but was relocated about 8 miles away
sometime after the mid 1960s onto private property to be used as a home.  However, it appears
to be abandoned today.  More info on my
Abandoned UP Heppner Branch page.
Railroad: Sumpter Valley Ry -   Status:  Active
Location:  McEwen, Oregon - Type:  Depot
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 1970s -  Retired: n/a

This passenger depot was built sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s when the Sumpter Valley
Ry was reorganized and built to serve as a steam passenger excursion railroad.   More info on
my
Sumpter Valley Railway.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Under restoration
Location:  Carlton, Oregon - Type:  Depot
Photo date: 2/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This passenger depot served the Southern Pacific from around the 1920s until passenger
service largely ended in the 1950s.    SP continued to run freight traffic past the depot until the
mid 1980s, when the line was abandoned and torn up.  Note the historic wig-wag signal.  It was
actually moved a few dozen feet from it's original location for display purposes.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific (Portland & Western) -   Status:  Active
Location:  Hillsboro, OR - Type: Depot  
Photo date: 2/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This historical structure served passenger traffic from the 1920s.  It was almost abandoned and
torn down, but when the Portland & Western shortline took over the local old Southern Pacific
track in the early 1990s, they began to operate a small office out of the building for freight traffic.  
More pictures on my P&W page.
Railroad:  CM&SP -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Morton, WA - Type:  Depot
Photo date: 4/2002 - Build Date: 1910 -  Retired: 1970s?

This old and large passenger depot was used by the CM&SP railroad most of it's life.  The line
next to the depot was abandoned when CM&SP closed down in 1980.  But the line is now
operational again with the Mt. Rainer Scenic Railroad.  The depot is still empty and abandoned
for now.  It's fate is unknown.  Check out my
Morton Depot Page for more info.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Restored Museum
Location:  Mill City, OR - Type: Depot   
Photo date: 5/2003 - Build Date: 1920s -  Retired: ?

Erik Halstead emailed and said that this depot is located in it's original spot and was restored by
a local historical society and used as a museum.  The railroad used to run by the depot but
abandoned up to this point years ago.
Railroad:  Spokane, Portland & Seattle -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Astoria, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 2002-7/2004 - Build Date: 1924 -  Retired: ?

I photographed this depot twice.  On the left in 2002 and on the right in 2004, after some exterior
cosmetic work was done and one line of track was removed.  The depot is still abandoned.  The
track in front is used by the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and by an occasional passenger excursion
railroad between Astoria and Portland.
Railroad:  Oregon-Electric -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Sweet Home, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 7/2004 - Build Date: 1931 -  Retired: 1960+

This old O-E depot is completely abandoned.   Built in 1931, it was used as a freight train order
station for most it's life, rather than a passenger depot.  It was probably abandoned around the
mid 1960s, when the Holley branch, south of here was abandoned.  I have a entire page
dedicated to this depot with more pictures.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Moved/Restored
Location:  Springfield, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 7/2004 - Build Date: 1891 -  Retired: 1985

The Southern Pacific Springfield depot is one of the oldest surviving depots in Oregon. Built in
1891, it served Southern Pacific until the mid 1980s.  In 1989, the railroad donated the depot to
the city, which then moved it to another location and restored it.  Today it serves as the home of
the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and a little museum.  A old baggage car sits out front.
Picture on the right is from a print
that our family owns
Railroad:  Portland & Western/Amtrak -   Status:  Under renovation
Location:  Albany, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1920s -  Retired: n/a

This ex-Southern Pacific depot was put in use by the Porltand & Western (formerly called
Willamette & Pacific in this area) in the early 1990s, when it took over the Albany yard
operations from Southern Pacific.  Erik Halstead says that the building is undergoing restoration
as an intermodel station with bus service.  P&W has since moved out to accommodate the
restoration.
Railroad:  Union Pacific -   Status:  Active
Location:  Albany, OR - Type: Express office
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This building is located next to the above depot and used to be the Southern Pacific Expess
office, used most recently by UP switcher and MoW crews.  Unknown if it will be restored or
removed when the above depot is completed.  Thanks to Erik Halstead for the information.
Railroad:  SP&S -   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Plymoth, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1951 -  Retired: n/a

This depot replaced the origonal, built in 1907, when part of this line had to be relocated due to
dam construction.  The line is still active, but the depot appears to be abandoned.  More info on
my
Idaho Abandoned Railroads Trip Page.
Railroad:  SP&S -   Status:  Restored/Museum
Location:  Ritzville, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1910 -  Retired: 1971

This nicely kept up depot is now a museum, but served passanger traffic on this line from
1910-1971.  Burlington Northern now runs trains through here, but rarely stops.   More info on my
Idaho Abandoned Railroads Trip Page.
Railroad:  Milwaulkee Road -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Plummer, ID - Type: Train Order Station?
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 19?? -  Retired: 19??

This building replaced the original depot building, but I'm not sure when or when it was
abandoned.   More info on my
Idaho Abandoned Railroads Trip Page.
Railroad:  Milwaulkee Road -   Status:  Musueum/Post Office
Location:  Avery, ID - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1910 -  Retired: 1980

This is the ex-Milwaulkee Road depot located in the major railyard town of Avery, ID.  The line
and yard are totally abandoned and torned out.  The depot is now the town post office, library and
museum.  Check out more
this page of my site.
Railroad:  Camas-Prairie -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Kendrick, ID - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This depot is long abandoned and boarded up.  The Camas-Prairie line through here was
abandoned in the 1990s, but it hadn't carried passengers for many decades prior to that.
Railroad:  Union Pacific -   Status:  Restored/Museum
Location:  Dayton, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1881 -  Retired: 1970s

This is the oldest surviving depot in  Washington State is very well maintained. Located in
Dayton, WA, it is now a local museum.
Railroad:  Portland & Western -   Status:  Active
Location:  McMinnville, OR - Type: Train order station
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: 1960s? -  Retired: n/a

This original depot was attached to the concrete structure in the foreground, but then torn down
in the mid 1960s.  I believe the current depot, pictured here, replaced it.   Originally built by the
Southern Pacific RR, Portland & Western (formerly known as Willamette & Pacific in this area.)
now operates the local frieght line.  Check out my
Portland & Western Page.
Railroad:  Mount Hood RR -   Status:  Active
Location:  Hood River, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: 1911 -  Retired: n/a

This depot was built in 1911 by the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company.  Later,
the OWRN was purchased by the Union Pacific.   Because it's located at the interchange
between the UP and the Mt. Hood Railroad, the MHRR began using the depot as well and today is
the exclusive user.  More info on my
Mount Hood Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Union Pacific RR -   Status:  Unknown
Location:  Auburn, CA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 2/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

I took these pictures when I was visiting family in the area in early 2004.  I don't have any
further info on this depot.   I do have an entire page on the nearby abandoned  
Mountain Quarries
Railroad and No Hands Bridge, which interchanged with this railroad near this depot.
Railroad:  Oregon Trunk / BN -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Metolius, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: 1911 -  Retired: ?

I don't know that much about this depot, other than it was built by the Oregon Trunk Railroad in
1911.   Today, the line that runs by the depot is a heavily used Burlington Northern Route.  More
info on my
Oregon Trunk Railroad Page.
Railroad:  City of Prineville RR -   Status:  Active
Location:  Prineville, OR - Type: Depot / Office building
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This is a modern building, probably built in the last 20 years to replace the original depot.  Today
is serves as the offices for the COP railroads.
Check out my
City of Prineville Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Port of Tillamook Bay -   Status:  Active
Location:  Banks, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 10/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This is newer building in Banks and is used by the Port of Tillamook Bay for excursion
passengers as well as train crews.   Check out my
POTB Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Port of Tillamook Bay -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Banks, OR - Type: Not sure
Photo date: 10/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This building is located at the north end of Banks.  It's almost certainly railroad related as it's
located right next to the tracks.  It appears to be either an ex-depot or an ex-frieght house.   
Check out my
POTB Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Willamina & Grand Ronde -   Status:  Privately owned
Location: Grand Ronde, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: 1920 -  Retired: 1980

This depot was built when the railroad was built around 1920.  It was used by the railroad as
offices all the way up to about 1980, when the line to Grand Ronde was cut back to Fort Hill.   
Today it's a private resident or community center.   Visit my
Willamina & Grand Ronde RR Page
for more info.
Railroad:  Coos Bay Lumber Co. -   Status:  Museum
Location: Grand Ronde, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: 1916 -  Retired: 1970s

This depot was used by the Coos Bay  Lumber Co. Railroad and subsiquent owners from
1916-1972.  Today it's local museum about the railroad and Powers history.
Visit my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. for more info.
Railroad:  Amtrak -   Status:  Active
Location: Vancouver, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 12/2004 - Build Date: 1910-  Retired: n/a

This depot was originally built for the Spokane, Portland & Seattle RR, but today is used by
Amtrak.  It's been in continuous use for almost 100 years.  Photo on the far left shows an Amtrak
train leaving the station and heading across the Columbia River bridge into Oregon.  
Railroad:  Amtrak -   Status:  Active
Location: Vancouver, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 12/2004 - Build Date: 1910-  Retired: n/a

I'm not positive this is an old RR depot, but it's located near the Vancouver, WA BNSF yard and a
spur track is nearby.  Today it's a transit center, and it has a sign called it the 7th street depot.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Vancouver, WA - Type: Depot
Photo date: 12/2005 - Build Date: 1870s-  Retired: 1940s or earlier

It's days are numbered, but this historic depot is probably around 130 years old and has been
abandoned for well over half a century.  It remains in field, while virtually no sign of the line it
served exists today.   Much more info on my
Perrydale Depot Page.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Display
Location: Garibaldi, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 6/2005 - Build Date: 1936-  Retired: 1950s

This ex-Southern Pacific one room depot was one of the last of its type built in 1936 for the small
coast town of Garibaldi.  Today its been moved from it's original location, but is on display in a
nearby park in Garibaldi.  More on my
OCSR page.
Railroad:  Portland & Western -   Status:  Active
Location: Toledo, OR - Type: Train order station
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This likely ex-Southern Pacific train order station is now the headquarters of the Portland &
Western in Toledo and serves as the base of operations for the crew that operates the Toledo
switcher as well as the Toledo hauler.
Railroad:  Union Pacific -   Status:  Museum
Location: Troutdale, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 4/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This ex-Union Pacific depot is located in Troutdale, Oregon and is now a museum.  It appears to
have been moved back from the railroad tracks and now sits on a hill and has a daylight
basement added to it.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Museum
Location: Maupin, OR - Type: Freight depot?
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

Viewed from the other side of the Deschutes River, this appears to be an old freight depot.  The
BNSF does base some Oregon trunk maint. operations out of Maupin, so it could still be in
use.  Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Museum
Location: Maupin, OR - Type: Freight depot?
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This little shack replaces the old depot that used to exist here until torned down in the 1970s or
80s.   Today, a few maintenance operations are occasionally based out of here, but that's about
it. Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Gateway, OR - Type: Depot
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This old Oregon Trunk depot was apparently used as a house for a while, but today is clearly
abandoned and in fairly poor condition.  It's one of the rare depots along the Oregon Trunk track
that hasn't been torn down yet.  Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Madras, OR - Type: Freight Depot
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This is only old building left of Madras, which was a major stop on the Oregon Trunk.  It appears
to an abandoned freight depot.   Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Active
Location: Gateway, OR - Type: Crew Station
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This appears to be the crew offices for the BNSF maintanence crews based out of Madras.
Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Active
Location: Terrabonne, OR - Type: freight depot
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: 1919 -  Retired: n/a

This freight depot in Terrabonne was built in 1919.  Not sure when it was abandoned, but a long
time ago.   Part of the loading dock and the entire freight building survives today.
Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  moved/converted to restaurant
Location: Redmond, OR - Type: depot
Photo date: 12/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This unique stone depot was located along the Oregon Trunk tracks in Redmond.  In recent years
was moved stone by stone to a new located at the  north end of town.  It's currently a restaurant.
Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  converted to antique store
Location: Redmond, OR - Type: depot
Photo date: 12/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

One of several freight depots in Remond, this one the largest.  Apparently is now a antique store.
Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.
Railroad:  PNWR-   Status:  converted to antique store
Location: St. Helens, OR - Type: crew office
Photo date:  2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This building is the crew offices for Portland & Western switching crews which are based out of
St. Helens for the western Astoria line switching operations.
Railroad:  SP-   Status:  abandoned
Location: Whiteson, OR - Type: depot/section house
Photo date: 2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

I'm not sure the history of this abandoned building.  It's lcoated at Whiteson which was a major
interchange point for the Southern Pacific Westside lines.   It could be a section house, or it
might have been the later years depot.
Railroad:  SP&S-   Status:  Chamber of Commerce
Location: St. Helens, OR - Type: depot
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This St. Helens depot is located on the old SP&S line, but is now the St. Helens
Chamber of Commerce building.
Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  active
Location: Yacolt, WA - Type: depot
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This is the passenger depot for the Chelatchie Praire excursion railroad, located in Yacolt, WA.
Check out my
Chelatchie Praire RR page
Railroad:  Southern Pacific-   Status:  Grange Hall
Location: Lewisburg, OR - Type: depot
Photo date: 11/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

This is the Lewisburg depot, a few miles of Corvalis, OR.   Today it's a local Grange Hall.
If anyone has any further information on any of the above pictured railroad buildings that you'd like to
share, you can
Email me anytime.  Thanks.
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Railroad:  BNSF-   Status:  Converted to restaurant
Location: Terrabonne, OR - Type: depot
Photo date: 8/2005 - Build Date: 1911-  Retired: 1930s

The depot is rather unique.   It was built in 1911, sometime in the 1930s, it was moved to the
other side of the tracks and converted to a two story building.  Today it's being converted into a
restaurant after being abandoned for many years.
Check out my
Oregon Trunk Page.