Sanderson station

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Sanderson, TX
Amtrak depot Sanderson.jpg
The now-demolished building in 2009.
Location201 West Downie Street
Sanderson, TX 79848
United States
Coordinates30°08′24″N 102°23′57″W / 30.14000°N 102.39917°W / 30.14000; -102.39917Coordinates: 30°08′24″N 102°23′57″W / 30.14000°N 102.39917°W / 30.14000; -102.39917
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
Station codeSND
Passengers (2017)193[1]Increase 4.89%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

Sanderson is a train station in Sanderson, Texas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.

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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2011, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  3. ^ "Sanderson, TX (SND)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 31 October 2012.

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