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This Timelapse Footage Of An Abandoned Railroad Station In Alabama Is Eerily Beautiful

The historic Wadley Railroad Depot, located in Wadley, Alabama, was built in 1907 for the Atlanta, Birmingham, and Atlantic Railroad lines. Although initially intended to transport goods from a textile mill, plans for the mill fell through and the Wadley Depot was primarily used to support the area’s agricultural trade until the station closed to passengers in 1964.

The depot is one of only four surviving Mission Revival train stations in the state. This architectural style, popular in the late 19th century, was inspired the Spanish missions built in California. One of the most recognizable features, the red tile roof, was commonly used for schools and train stations built during this era.

In 2009, the Wadley Train Depot was placed on Alabama’s “Historical Places In Peril” list, but the community stepped up to repair and restore this beautiful piece of Alabama railroad history and the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

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