Halls of History—Historic Encinitas railroad depot

Halls of History

I have always loved history and love doing “then and now” pictures.

Following is the historic re-purposed ATSF railroad depot in Encinitas, California, on January 5, 2017, and two historic pictures showing the depot in 1987 before being re-purposed, and in 1910 shortly after its grand opening.

Former ATSF railroad depot in Encinitas, California

1987
ATSF railroad depot in Encinitas, California, in 1987

1910
ATSF railroad depot in Encinitas, California, in 1910

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7 thoughts on “Halls of History—Historic Encinitas railroad depot

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      But they saved it. That’s important to me. Considering that they didn’t take into account earthquakes when they built things in 1910, I’m sure they had to bring it up to earthquake codes in order to continuing using it, especially as a restaurant.

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  1. Merrilee Morgan

    I also liked the original, especially when it was still a dark red color, before it was moved in 1972. However, in its new location with bright yellow paint it is an attractive building and a very popular coffee shop. In its last years as a working station trains only stopped if they were flagged down. In 1964 when I was 10 years old we took a train trip from Encinitas to Texas, and I remember how exciting it was for my father, at one time a train engineer for ATSF, to be the one to flag it down to stop for us.

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  2. cat9984

    Are the first and second pictures mirrored images? I’m only asking because of the placement of the windows, They did a really nice job keeping the structure basically the same. No problem at all seeing that at one point it was a railway station. (And the yellow is awesome.)

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