Chatham Railroad Station

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Chatham Railroad Station
Chatham Railroad Depot.jpg
Location 153 Depot Road
Chatham, MA
Owned by Town of Chatham, Massachusetts[1]
Line(s) Old Colony Railroad
Platforms low side platform
History
Opened 1887
Closed 1937[2]
Rebuilt 1960 (as a museum)[2]
Chatham Railroad Depot
Chatham Railroad Station is located in Cape Cod
Chatham Railroad Station
Chatham Railroad Station is located in Massachusetts
Chatham Railroad Station
Chatham Railroad Station is located in the US
Chatham Railroad Station
Location 153 Depot Road
Chatham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′09″N 69°57′42″W / 41.68583°N 69.96167°W / 41.68583; -69.96167Coordinates: 41°41′09″N 69°57′42″W / 41.68583°N 69.96167°W / 41.68583; -69.96167
Architect David Howes[3]
Architectural style Queen Anne, Stick, Eastlake
NRHP Reference # 78000422
Added to NRHP 1978[3]

Chatham Railroad Station is a former station located on Depot Road in Chatham, Massachusetts which houses a museum. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978,[3] and it is now home to the Chatham Railroad Museum.

The Chatham Railroad Museum features many railroad artifacts, including the New York Central model locomotives used at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Other displays include original and operating Western Union telegraph equipment, lanterns, badges, signs, tools, timetables, menus and passes, promotional literature, original paintings and prints, calendars, and a restored 1910 caboose.

Service to Chatham was on a line that spurred from the mainline to Provincetown.

The station around 1910

Service ended to the station in the 1930s. There is no connected railroad track running there for train service. The former Old Colony Railroad line ends in South Dennis and no longer runs to Chatham.

Plans were made in the first years of the 21st Century to extend the Cape Cod Rail Trail into Chatham and west of Dennis and into Barnstable.

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