Inside the Depot

The depot itself has been restored to its original condition.  Many of our members are collectors and have either loaned or donated their NP memorabilia to the museum.  When Burlington Northern Santa Fe closed the depot, they left it pretty much the way it was.  There was very little vandalism but time took its toll.  The roof leaked and plaster was falling on the floor.  The oak trim had been painted and was in bad need of a touch-up.  The Job Corps was enlisted and completely plastered the ceiling and walls. Volunteers stripped the oak trim and were able to re-finish it to its original  condition.  Much of the furniture was left and restoration made it even more beautiful.  The telegraph room had almost all the authentic equipment and our collectors of the group were able to find the remaining pieces.  In many cases the original holes for mounting the parts  were already there waiting for the artifacts to come back.

waiting room

waiting room

Telegraph Office

Hallway

photos courtesy of the Robert collection http://www.rgusrail.com/