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Opelika Train Depot

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Opelika Train Depot
1032 S. Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801

Open 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Built about 1920 and recently restored to its original style. Houses the offices of the East Alabama Arts Association and Opelika Mainstreet.

The Depot saw goods arrive and leave, doughboys and soldiers kiss their sweethearts goodbye, honeymooners depart and statesmen like Roosevelt arrive. The depot has been restored and is headquarters today to Opelika Main Street and the Opelika Arts Association. The last passenger train pulled out in 1970 but several freight trains still rumble through daily. Spokesmen for the railroad have informed us that this is the busiest stretch of tracks in the Southeast. There is an average of about 12 trains a day just on the CSX tracks. The other tracks belong to Norfolk Southern Railroad.

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