Enterprise Train Depot
Enterprise, Alabama earned its spot along the Alabama-Midland Railroad line back in 1898. From there it became a popular stop and helped blossom the downtown area of this historic city. The depot stands as a symbol to the cities past and how important the train was connecting in Enterprise with the rest of the southeast.
As Enterprise was sprouting up on the map, the trains added a stop to their route in this city. The first stop occurred in 1898 with both freight and passenger shipments. The city quickly recognized a need for a depot to be placed right near the up and coming downtown.
Enterprise Depot was built in 1903 and welcomed trains from all over the southeast region. With the expansions of the rail lines, additions were made to the old depot several times over the course of its life.
This depot became a popular centerpiece for the city of Enterprise. People would gather here at the depot to share stories and socialize. By the mid-1970’s, trains were no longer a common source of transit. Therefore the local historical society recognized the importance of the depot and decided to make it their goal to preserve it.
Violet Sky’s Visit
As I was walking around downtown Enterprise, this old train depot was spotted. When I travel these depots seem to be a unique landmark in many historic towns. To me, I think that it is interesting to think about how many people once walked through the doors of the depot. What packages were shipped along its lines and the stories that it could tell! This depot has been well preserved and definitely a must see sight in the Enterprise area!
How to Visit
The Enterprise Train Depot is located at 106 Railroad Street near downtown. While tours inside may no longer be available you can explore the outside!
Be sure to stop and read the plaque as it describes the history of the depot and makes for a great photo spot!
Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.