Down at the Station

The ATSF Depot still stands.  I am not sure if it is currently used by Southwestern Railway, but it appears to be in decent shape.  The current depot at Roswell reflects an extensive 1949 rebuild and enlargement of a brick depot built in 1905. Few traces of the original, hip roofed, dormered depot remained.  Enjoy these 1992 and 1993 photos.  Unfortunately, a portion of the station no longer stands, but at least the freight portion still survives.


Trackside. Note attractive red brick walkways.


The attractive Santa Fe sign remains towards the front facing the parking lot. It looks as though it had red neon at one time. That would have been an attractive sight.


Note turquoise trim and Santa Fe logo in the center.


A very attractive station reflecting the southwestern roots of the ATSF.

Roswell enjoyed regular passenger service up until 1967.  More on that soon.


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