Winslow (Amtrak station)

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Winslow
La Posada AZ.jpg
La Posada Hotel
Station statistics
Address 501 East Second Street
Winslow, AZ 86047
Coordinates 35°01′15″N 110°41′41″W / 35.0208°N 110.6946°W / 35.0208; -110.6946Coordinates: 35°01′15″N 110°41′41″W / 35.0208°N 110.6946°W / 35.0208; -110.6946
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform, 2 island platforms
Tracks 5
Other information
Opened 1929(or 1930)La Posada Hotel
Station code WLO
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,625[1] Decrease 8.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
    Former services    
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Major stations

The Winslow Amtrak station compound is located at 501 East Second Street in Winslow, Arizona. The buildings are part of the La Posada Historic District. The station is served daily by Amtrak's Southwest Chief.

Hotel[edit]

The station compound contains the La Posada Hotel designed in the Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture styles by Mary Jane Colter in 1929. Characteristic features include shady colonnades and arcades, roofs covered in red clay tiles, stuccoed walls and decorative wrought ironwork.[2] Built in 1930, La Posada is one of the last of a series of hotel-depot complexes built across the Central and Southwestern United States in a collaboration between Fred Harvey and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

The hotel was closed in 1957, but restored and reopened as a historic hotel several decades later. The La Posada Hotel is mentioned in the Lost Dogs song "Goodbye Winslow" on the album Old Angel about traveling US Route 66.

As of 2012, the depot was being renovated to serve as a museum celebrating the arts in Winslow and the culture of the Route 66 corridor.[3]

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