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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Pauline Depot

1910

 
 
The Pauline Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. The Pauline Depot Marker
Inscription.

The Pauline Depot, constructed by the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company at a cost of $985, is a typical small town Santa Fe Railroad station that served the public during the early 1900's. This depot was located in Pauline, seven miles south of Topeka on what was then the railway's main line to the west. The history of the railroad is also a history of Topeka and Ward-Meade Park. John Macky Meade came to Topeka from Virginia as a bridge engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad.

Jointed rail trackage was laid in proper association with the position of the depot and brick platform. The tall semaphore "train order board" was operated by the agent to signal approaching trains to stop or proceed. The "box" mounted to the left of the front door is a "waybill box" where conductors could leave freight waybills for the agent when the depot was closed.

Closed in 1982, it was donated by Santa Fe to Historic Ward-Meade Park. Members of the Topeka Chapter of the National Railway [Historical] Society provided the labor for this restoration.
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A.T.S.F Style 'S' Semaphore Signal
Dedicated in memory of
B. J. 'Bill' Hutton
1922 - 1996
A.T.S.F. Signal Department
and N.H.R.S. member

 
Erected by
The Pauline Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. The Pauline Depot and Marker
Old Prairie Town.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.826′ N, 95° 41.002′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Touch for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100th Anniversary of the Pauline Depot (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Caboose #1552 (a few steps from this marker); Lingo Livery Stable (a few steps from this marker); Pappan's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
ATSF Style 'S' Signal Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
3. ATSF Style 'S' Signal Dedication Marker

 
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ATSF Style 'S' Signal & Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
4. ATSF Style 'S' Signal & Dedication Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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