Carlsbad Railroad Depot

Southeast Region

Constructed 1902

The depot at Carlsbad, NM started out as a traditional brick structure that was later extended and extensively rebuilt into a stucco structure with a more "southwestern" appearance. An as-built photo of the 1904 brick depot on page 184 of Robert Pounds' Santa Fe Depots - The Western Lines shows it was essentially the mirror-image of the depot at Baldwin, KS. An extension in 1914 and a thorough rebuilding in 1929 resulted in an attractive flat-roofed, pueblo style stucco structure. The end of passenger service and construction of a detached freight house in 1972 (with blue sliding door to the left of the main building in the photo) allowed the depot to be converted to offices. Freight room doors and part of the covered waiting area were filled in, and an addition was made to the former passenger end. (From railfan.net)

110 E. Fox Street | Carlsbad, NM 88220


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