|Location||400 North Toole Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
|Owned by||City of Tucson|
|Line(s)||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Sun Tran bus
Sun Link streetcar
|Station code||Amtrak code: TUS|
|Passengers (2015)||28,682 2.7%|
The depot was built in 1907 by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP). It was designed by the SP's architect, Daniel J. Patterson, who designed a number of depots during the same era, including the San Antonio Station.
In 1998, the City purchased the entire depot property from the Union Pacific Railroad, which had absorbed the SP. Restoration of the main depot building and the three adjacent buildings, to their 1941 modernized Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, was completed in 2004. Spanish Colonial Revival elements include the stuccoed brick walls, red clay roof tiles, and colorful, decorative tilework in the waiting room. The station and other railroad buildings are included as contributing resources to the National Register-listed Tucson Warehouse Historic District.
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday statue
According to historian David Leighton, of the Arizona Daily Star, the Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday statue near the train depot commemorates the revenge killing of Frank Stilwell. On March 18, 1882, in the aftermath of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Morgan Earp was murdered by unknown killers, in Tombstone, Arizona. Two days later, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and a few other men were escorting the injured Virgil Earp and his wife to Tucson, with their final destination being California. While at the Tucson train station, Wyatt Earp learned that Frank Stilwell, one of the individuals suspected in the Morgan Earp murder, was lurking in the area. Earp, Holliday, and the others pursued Stilwell along the train tracks, eventually catching and killing him.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- SATMuseum accessed 7.7.2012
- David Leighton, "Street Smarts: Few Tucsonans saw Wyatt Earp as hero," Arizona Daily Star, April 20, 2015
Media related to Tucson (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Tucson, AZ
- Tucson Amtrak station information
- Southern Arizona Transportation Museum — at the Depot.
- Arizona Rail Passenger Association: Tucson Depot history
- USA Rail Guide: "Tucson Amtrak Station & El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Depot" — by Train Web.
- Tucson (TUS)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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