Red Oak station

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Chicago, Burlington Northern and Quincy Depot
Chicago, Burlington Northern And Quincy Depot.jpg
Red Oak station is located in Iowa
Red Oak station
Red Oak station is located in the US
Red Oak station
Location 305 S. Second St.
Red Oak, Iowa
Coordinates 41°0′8″N 95°13′51″W / 41.00222°N 95.23083°W / 41.00222; -95.23083Coordinates: 41°0′8″N 95°13′51″W / 41.00222°N 95.23083°W / 41.00222; -95.23083
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1903 (1903)
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 99000489[1]
Added to NRHP April 29, 1999

Red Oak station, also known as the Red Oak Burlington Northern Depot, is a historic train depot located in Red Oak, Iowa, United States. The city of Red Oak was established by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad as Red Oak Junction. That railroad was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and they laid out a new right-of-way in southwest Iowa in the late 19th century to lessen the grade.[2] It required a new depot in Red Oak, which was built from 1900 to 1903. The single story, red brick structure is located on an embankment alongside the elevated tracks on the south side of town. It is .5-mile (0.80 km) south of where the previous depot was located.[2] Passenger service ended in 1971, and the railroad sought to demolish the depot in 1993. It was donated to the community in 1995, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 as the Chicago, Burlington Northern and Quincy Depot.[1]

The restored Burlington Northern Depot is now home to the WWII Memorial Museum, with exhibits relating to people from Montgomery County, Iowa who served in World War II, as well as country life on the home front on farms, factories, communities and household life. There are also displays about area railroad history. The museum is open by appointment.


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Preceding station   Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad   Following station
toward Denver
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