Great Bend Station

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Great Bend
Former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway passenger rail station
Great Bend Train Station Grain Elevator.jpg
The station in 2002
Station statistics
Address Kansas Avenue, near US-281 (Main Street)
Great Bend, Kansas
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1910 (depot)
1872 (tracks laid)[1]
  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Major stations
toward Los Angeles
toward Garden City
Great Bend – Garden City Terminus

Great Bend Station was an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway station in Great Bend, Kansas. The station was along Santa Fe's main line between Chicago and Los Angeles. It was on the "northern branch" of the main line as it spilt in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was also served by a line the ran to Garden City, Kansas, travelling through Ness City and Scott City. Both of these lines are now operated by the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. The depot was built in a Mission Revival, common for Santa Fe and Southern Pacific stations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] Although passenger service is long gone, the depot still stands vacant and boarded up.[3][4]


  1. ^ Legends of Kansas. Retrieved April 21, 2011
  2. ^ Wishart, David J. (2004). Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. p. 66. ISBN 0-8032-4787-7. "The restrained mission style was more popular, again particularly on the Southern Plains, where is was adopted by the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads as part of their corporate identities. The Santa Fe station at Great Bend, Kansas, is perhaps exemplary" 
  3. ^ Surviving Kansas Railroad Stations. Retrieved April 21, 2011
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Street View of Great Bend Station". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,+KS&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.176059,76.201172&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Great+Bend,+Barton,+Kansas&ll=38.356823,-98.763677&spn=0.004131,0.01339&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.356823,-98.763677&panoid=x7M-ew-tIMgcgjmC-RoYsg&cbp=12,145.6,,0,-6.2. Retrieved April 21, 2011.

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Coordinates: 38°21′25″N 98°45′49″W / 38.35682°N 98.76368°W / 38.35682; -98.76368