Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot

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Wysor Street Depot
Former C&O depot, Muncie, Indiana.jpg
The depot as seen in 2007
Station statistics
Address 700 E. Wysor St.
Muncie, Indiana
Other information
Opened 1901
Closed 1986
Rebuilt

2004

Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot
Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot is located in Indiana
Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot
Coordinates 40°11′51″N 85°22′45″W / 40.1976°N 85.3791°W / 40.1976; -85.3791Coordinates: 40°11′51″N 85°22′45″W / 40.1976°N 85.3791°W / 40.1976; -85.3791
Architect William S. Kaufman; Locke & Hill
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000304
Added to NRHP April 14, 1997[1]

The Cincinnati, Richmond & Muncie Depot (also known as the Wysor Street Depot) is a restored train station in Muncie, Indiana, United States. Built in 1901, it was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1910. The station was used for passenger train service throughout the 20th century and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It is currently used as a visitor center and office for the adjacent Cardinal Greenway.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1901 by the Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie Railroad (CR&M), which was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in 1910. The C&O ended passenger service to Muncie in 1949, but the station was used for freight service until 1950 when the Muncie Gear Works became its new tenant. In 1973, Chessie System (which eventually became CSX Transportation) restored the station for passenger service so it could be used by Amtrak on the James Whitcomb Riley and George Washington routes (which eventually became the Cardinal). The station was again removed from passenger service when the Cardinal was rerouted in 1986.[2] The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 14, 1997.[1] Restoration of the station began in 2003.[3] The restoration was completed and the building reopened to the public on June 5, 2005.[4]

The building is now used as a visitor center and office for the Cardinal Greenway recreation trail, which uses the former C&O right-of-way. On display inside are photos and artifacts from the region's railroad history as well as photographs of the surrounding communities. Although the former C&O track has since been removed, a second parallel track, now owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway, remains in operation; it is separated from the Cardinal Greenway trail by a safety fence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Giese, Michael (2002). "Wysor Street Depot History". Cardinal Greenway. Archived from the original on August 9, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Depot restoration". Cardinal Greenway. 2002. Archived from the original on April 5, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Cardinal Greenway". Indiana Trails.org. Retrieved April 28, 2007.