Mendota (Amtrak station)
The station building
|Address||8th Street and 6th Avenue
Mendota, IL 61342
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Opened||February 23, 1888|
|Owned by||Mendota Museum and Historical Society|
|Passengers (2012)||24,250 2%|
Mendota Station was originally built on February 23, 1888, by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, as a replacement for the former Union Depot that was built in 1853 and burned down in 1885. It originally contained a hotel, restaurants and waiting rooms for passengers, and rooms for railroad employees. In 1942, much of the station was torn down, with little more than the waiting room and ticket office remaining intact.
Today the building is owned and preserved by the Mendota Museum and Historical Society as the Union Depot Railroad Museum.
- Mendota, Illinois; Great American Stations (Amtrak)
- "Mendota, IL (MDT)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- Mendota Museum and Historical Society
- Amtrak – Stations – Mendota, IL
- Mendota Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Union Depot Railroad Museum
- Mendota (MDT)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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