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Ballinger Tx - Abilene & Southern Depot
Abilene & Southern Depot
US 83 (S. 7th Street)
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

Historical Marker: US 83 (S. 7th Street)

Abilene & Southern Depot

Morgan Jones (1840-1926), a Welsh-born railroad builder, and his nephews Morgan C. (1876-1964) and Percy Jones (1885-1951) built the Abilene and Southern Rail Line in 1909 between Abilene and Ballinger. This stone structure was finished soon after the first train arrived, Sept. 9, 1909. The design, with octagonal twin towers, was unusual for depots of that era. The railroad did a flourishing passenger and freight business. Passenger service ended in 1941 and freight service in 1966.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978


Ballinger Tx - Abilene & Southern Depot Historical Marker
Abilene & Southern Depot Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009


Ballinger, Texas Santa Fe Depot Logo
Santa Fe Depot Logo
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009


Balliinger TX  - Santa Fe Depot old postcard
Santa Fe Depot, Ballinger, Texas
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Postcard courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


Balliinger TX  - Santa Fe Depot
The Restored Santa Fe Railroad Station Today
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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Ballinger, Texas Santa Fe Railroad Station old post card
Ballinger's Santa Fe Railroad Station
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