Shelton Union Pacific Depot
The Shelton Depot has three rooms: Waiting Room, Depot Agent’s Office, and Freight Room.
The Waiting Room was used by people purchasing tickets for boarding a train, or by those waiting for someone to arrive by train. It was also used as a place to drop off packages or pick up packages and to pick up telegraph messages.
The Depot Agent’s Office was used by the Union Pacific to sell tickets, watch passing trains, send and receive telegraph messages, and to operate the semaphore located outside of the depot. There was a depot Agent available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The Freight Room was used to store incoming and outgoing freight. A sliding door with a ramp located at the back of the depot was used to move freight in and out of the building.
The Trails and Rails Museum of Buffalo County Historical Society opened in 1975. A large portion of the museum
Erected 1975 by Buffalo County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 40° 41.094′ N, 99° 5.525′ W. Marker is in Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is on West 11th Street. Located at the Trails and Rails Museum Complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kearney NE 68845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin Engine 481 (within shouting distance of this marker); Loup River Freighter Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); German Baptist Church of the Brethren (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyd House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Kearney (about 500 feet away); Kearney (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Bauer Drug (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kearney.
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