The Remnants Of This Abandoned Train Depot In Missouri Are Hauntingly Beautiful

Although this train depot in Joplin has been sitting idle and unused for several decades now, it was once a stop for many different railroads.

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Sadly, one of Joplin’s most valuable architectural jewels sit unused due to a lack of funding. The hope is that before the building declines further, it is able to be preserved for future generations in some incarnation. What do you think they should do with the space? *For more information on mining waste and its uses, see this article by miningfacts.org.