Join fine art photographer Keith Dotson as he photographs a decommissioned train depot built in 1910
This is the old McKnight Train Depot, which serviced the Middle Tennessee Railroad.
Usually, when I think of railroads, I imagine them traveling long distances across the country, but this was a local railroad that served as transportation for local residents to help them get to one of the local towns and back to their farms. It also carried cargo from some mines and mills that operated in the area. The full route including all stops lasted just under two hours end to end and traveled 41.5 miles one way.
The McKnight Depot opened in 1910 and served the railroad until it closed in 1927. The rails were pulled up to make way for the road, which was paved over the old rail bed.
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