Milwaukee Road Depot (Tacoma, Washington)

The Milwaukee Road Depot was a passenger rail station in Tacoma, Washington, owned by the Chicago, Milwaukee buy metal water bottle, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (the “Milwaukee Road”). It opened in 1954 and closed in 1961. It was the Milwaukee Road’s final station in Tacoma best goalkeeper gloves 2014, replacing a station formerly owned by the Tacoma Eastern Railroad.

The building was designed by K. E. Hornung of Chicago. The station interior was 4,000 square feet (370 m2) and included a ticket office, baggage room fuel belt replacement bottles, restrooms, and a separate lounge for women. A noteworthy feature of the waiting room was a gold-toned mural of the Chicago skyline. The masonry construction incorporated a Red Roman brick finish. The building’s centerpiece was a 32 feet (9.8 m) tower topped by a large stainless-steel sign bearing the name of the company. The waiting room itself featured full-height glass windows on two facings, overlooking the Milwaukee rail yards. The station cost the Milwaukee Road $150,000.

The Milwaukee Road had used the Tacoma Eastern Railroad’s former station since beginning service to Tacoma in 1909. That station was located at South 25th and A street, near the present location of the South 25th Street Tacoma Link station and Interstate 705. The new station sat at East 11th and Milwaukee Way, near the Milwaukee Road’s yard in the Tideflats area and roughly 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the old station. The first train to use the station was a westbound Columbian, which arrived from Chicago on April 20, 1954. The first train to depart was an eastbound Olympian Hiawatha. Service ended with the discontinuation of the Olympian Hiawatha on May 22, 1961.

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