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megan 25-Dec-2015 05:04
Guest 27-Mar-2014 17:05
surviving depots for the Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern - Gilbertville, Brandon and Center Point all in Iowa. All on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Gilbertville and Center Point depots open to public.
Guest 01-May-2012 15:47
I own a painting by A.Schroder of the Galena Depot. I am looking for interested buyers and can be reached by email at if anyone is interested please feel free to contact me.
Ann Miller 13-Feb-2012 15:17
My group in NJ owns & is restoring the Phillipsburg Union Station. Plans done 1912 built 1913 opened late 1913/14. We are taking it back to the original look in & out. Anyone hac=ve pictures in or out?
Guest 27-Jan-2012 01:48
shaleigh was hurrrrrrrrrrrrrr u are the best picture taker everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
bye bill
Paul D 28-Jun-2011 06:11
Super collection. I was born and raised in Rockford, IL, but my mother and father were born and raised in Gratiot WI and Baraboo WI. I spent almost every weekend somewhere in Wisconsin. I remember when I was five years old, I could watch the passenger train run through my grandparents farm near Devil's Lake. There was a small tunnel under the track to allow my grandfather's cattle to go the back pasture. My dad started his all expenses paid (Uncle Sam) around the world trip in 1942 at the Baraboo Depot. Thanks to you for the great photos and memories, and thanks to all the folks that keep these buildings in great shape.
Andy B 06-Dec-2010 04:26
Hi Bill

I'm glad that you have put somthing together for the winston tunnel, it's good to see people interested it. I just visted the tunnel for the first time this fall, and I loved it. I have some photos that maybe you would be interested in,our family has lived in Rice township for about 136 years, and we have a few railroad photos that have been collected over that time. I have a picture of, a steam train going over the tressel, Winston station, Rice station, 2 World War 1 soldiers standing guard on the tressel,and the a couple photos of Galena Junction with a big steam train sitting next to it. I think I have a few others of the tunnel too, If you are interested in these, please let me know, I could probley scan them and send them to you. I figured it would be nice to share them with other people that share the same interest.
Thank you
Tiffany Calvert 26-Mar-2010 19:43
Hey Bill, It's Tiffany Calvert from Monkey Butt. BRAVA magazine is doing an article on women in extreme sports and I was picked as their "land" woman. I am in need of some good, clear, high resolution action shots for them to put in the article. I am wondering if I can use some of the ones from last year's Spring Fling race? All photographers will be credited in the magazine. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks so much for considering it!!!
Don Heflin 12-Jun-2009 20:49
I was born in Council Bluffs, where 8 railroads kept us all employed. Me on the C&NW; my Dad on several, lastly the UP; my 2 uncles on the IC; grandpa Heflin on the C&GW & C&NW; etc.
I wish to express my sincere thanks for your efforts in making the railoadabilia available to us ole railroaders. Job well done.
NOW. Who might know of the RR Depot in Moorland, IA? Our Daanish cuz, Chris Thomsen, helped build her back in 1903. He followed the contractor (who?) into S.D. where he d. on 5 Dec 1904 of Typhoid.
Oh, the RI RR Depot is a very fine Museum in Council Bluffs. The one in Sacramento, CA is a spaghetti joint. The one @ San Luis Obispo, CA is alive. There is a huge RR Museum in Sacramento, too.
Mark Ellis 18-Jan-2009 16:17

Greetings from down the road in Polo. I found your galleries by typing in "Rock River Valley" in Google. I enjoyed looking through your pictures and thought they were pretty good. As I learn that there are more people in the area that are amateur photographers than I thoughtI am surprised that there is not a photography club in the Sauk Valley area.

Mark flickr dot com/photos/33924321@N07/
Larry Cook 21-Oct-2008 14:50
Bill, really enjoyed your photos. I too am an enthusiast of old depots and have some photos of old depots here in NC. I have an old workshop building that I want to convert into a model of one of the old depots. Not sure how to go about it yet but that is my dream. Then i can build my HO layout in it. Thanks for your photos!
john curtiss 29-Aug-2008 12:38
how do you get to see the tunnel-- i live in stockton and have the old railroad line on my farm-- i have been fascinated with the tunnel, but didn't know you could see anything
Tom Robbins26-Jul-2008 06:15
Hello William,

I found your galleries after doing a Google search for "Utica Railroad Depot", and enjoyed clicking around. The Utica depot is now demolished, but an aspect of its past related to my employer came to my attention recently.

My "railroad related" gallery may be of interest to you, as well as the "monochrome" gallery -

Happy trails,

Tom Robbins
Vickie Christian Williamson 29-Jun-2008 03:11
Thank you for posting the picture of the old railroad depot in Earlville IL..When I was a little girl I lived right across the street from it...Funny how easy it is to get used to the sounds of the trains that would pass through and even the whisties..kinda like a lullibye .....fell asleep many nights to the sounds....thanks for the memories...Vickie Christian Williamson
Jeanna Weber (Weaver) 21-Jun-2008 16:58
Thank you for the pictures of my childhood memories. My father, Donald Weaver, owned the original Huddle Inn on Main Street.
This train/crew would stop every morning and walk the several blocks to my Dad's restaurant and have breakfast. I can still see them in my mind today. This was a learning experiance that few people have the privelage of enjoying as I did. I can still recall the train derailment behind Raymond Mcnew's house!!Could you tell me what railroad ran north and south on the west side of Genoa?? It was on a "via-duct" crossing west of the Belvidere road. No one seems to be able to find this information.
Thank you for giving me a chance to see some of my memories in print; I know they will never disappear.
Angelo 22-Nov-2006 11:09
Darin 20-Nov-2006 20:45
Sharon 08-Feb-2006 04:57
What an enjoyable time veiwing these pictures. I've been to many of the old depots, or passed by them in years past when I lived in Illinois. Thanks for the memories.