Southern Pacific Passenger Depot (Eugene, Oregon)

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Eugene-Springfield
EugDepot South.JPG
Eugene Depot
Station statistics
Address 433 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1908
Rebuilt 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code EUG
Owned by City of Eugene
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 118,006[1] Decrease 0.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus Cascades
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
Southern Pacific Passenger Depot
EugDepot Int1.JPG
Interior of the Eugene Depot
Location Eugene, Oregon
Architect Modeled after stations by H. H. Richardson[2]
Architectural style American Craftsman, Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body City of Eugene
NRHP Reference # 07000823
Added to NRHP August 16, 2007

The Eugene Depot (also known as Eugene-Springfield[3]) is an Amtrak train station in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is served by the Coast Starlight passenger train and is the southern terminus of the Amtrak Cascades.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1908 by the Southern Pacific Railroad and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Southern Pacific Passenger Depot in 2007.[4]

The current station is the third passenger depot built at this location.[2] Built of masonry, it 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 Salem.[5]

Southern Pacific sold the building to the Jenova Land Company in 1993, and ten years later the city of Eugene bought the depot as part of a plan to develop a regional transportation center. In 2004, the city oversaw a $4.5 million restoration project. Workers restored the exterior brickwork and trim and gutted and renovated the interior. New tile floors, oak and fir trim, covered ceilings, wooden benches and expanded bathrooms were installed.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Oregon" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Style & Vernacular: A Guide to the Architecture of Lane County, Oregon. Western Imprints, The Press of the Oregon Historical Society. 1983. ISBN 0-87595-085-X. 
  3. ^ Amtrak (October 26, 2009). "Amtrak Cascades timetable". Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Heritage Programs: National Register—Recent Nominations". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  5. ^ Christie, Tim (September 7, 2007). "Railroad depot speeds into history books". The Register-Guard. Retrieved 2007-09-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Eugene Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

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Images[edit]

Media related to Southern Pacific Depot in Eugene at Wikimedia Commons

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Coordinates: 44°03′19″N 123°05′32″W / 44.05516°N 123.092247°W / 44.05516; -123.092247