The now-demolished building in 2009.
|Location||201 West Downie Street
Sanderson, TX 79848
|Line(s)||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2014)||283 8.4%|
Between 2007 and 2010, Sanderson was the least-used Amtrak stop in its national system. In FY2011, Sanderson experienced a 59% growth in passengers, exceeding Thurmond, WV in passenger volume. However, Sanderson still averages fewer than one passenger per day. Due to its low usage, it is a flag stop, and trains only stop there if passengers have tickets to or from the station.
The stop was formerly the site of a Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA) depot, later owned by Southern Pacific and Union Pacific. A large prefabricated clapboard wooden depot was assembled at the site in 1882 and expanded in 1910. After Southern Pacific abandoned the depot in 1995, the building began to rapidly deteriorate. An effort to save the depot was made by the Sanderson Depot Association, although the group was unable to secure funding to move the depot. The depot was demolished in October 2012.
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- Media related to Sanderson (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Sanderson Amtrak station information
- Amtrak – Stations – Sanderson, TX
- Sanderson Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Sanderson Depot Association web site
- Terrell County Memorial Museum web site
- Sanderson, Texas (SND) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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