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    Any tips on train depot hunting?

    I found a street called depot st. that ends at the tracks so im pretty sure a train depot was there at some point.
    Any tips on how to pinpoint its exact location? Its a small township, doesnt have a library.

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    See if you can find the modern coordinates of the spot on this map:

    http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/

    Then click a random spot on "Depot St." where you suspect a station / platform might have been. This will bring up a list of map dates at the bottom (might have to use the scroll bar to drag left or right). Click on the oldest one. That will bring up whatever topo map location is the oldest for your area. If it was a full blown structure, then there should be a black dot. But if it was just a platform, maybe not ?
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    I've got a similar scenario in a ghost town I'm planning a trip to hit. Thanks for raising the question, and thanks to Tom for the guidance and link!
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    Check Abandonedrails.com and see if they have anything ?
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    It will be within about 12 feet of the tracks. ;-)
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    Yeah i guess the thing is trying to visualize what it would have looked like, how close to the tracks etc.

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    Look for old aerial photos of the town. Go to the local library and ask about the history of the town...maybe old maps.
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    Found a pic and a description of location! Thanks guys! Heading out in a few to check it out!

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    Boy, I'd love to scan that whole area. Think of all the kids playing and people sitting around waiting for the train, as stuff falls from their pockets.
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    Got rained out didnt get to hunt but I believe I got the spot nailed down...unfortunately its pretty rough, weedy with rr gravel piled up but I will give it a shot anyways.

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    Does Fiddle Inn or Buffaol Road sound familiar?
    Just guessing.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Does Fiddle Inn or Buffaol Road sound familiar?
    Just guessing.......
    Don..
    Hmm howd ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentleone444 View Post
    Hmm howd ya know?

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    Kinda creepy dude

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    Gengleone444,
    I'll PM you rather than 'spill the beans' here.
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