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Kearney in Buffalo County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Shelton Union Pacific Depot

 
 
Shelton Union Pacific Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
1. Shelton Union Pacific Depot Marker
Inscription. This depot was built in 1898 next to the Union Pacific tracks in Shelton. It was moved to this site in September 1975 and was the first building on the grounds of the Trails and Rails Museum of the Buffalo County Historical Society. It was donated by the Union pacific Railroad.

The Shelton Depot has three rooms: Waiting Room, Depot Agentís 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 Agentís 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 land was donated by Jack and Nina Hammer, Dr. F.L. and Dorthy Richards, and Ruth Dier.
 
Erected 1975 by Buffalo County Historical Society.
 
Location.

Shelton Union Pacific Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
2. Shelton Union Pacific Depot Marker
40° 41.094′ N, 99° 5.525′ W. Marker is in Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is on West 11th Street. Touch for map. Located at the Trails and Rails Museum Complex. Marker is in this post office area: Kearney NE 68845, United States of America.
 
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: From the Beginning (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.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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