Random Image of the Week #47: The Abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin,Texas

This week’s random image was from a past business trip to West, Texas of the abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin, Texas

 

Abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin, Texas This article was originally posted to EvolutionaryDesigns.net/photography on December 9th, 2014

The Abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin, Texas

While driving into Hamlin on HWY-83 from Anson you will find a small rectangular building at the edge of town. Looking at it you might think its just another abandoned in a small west, Texas town. But this one is different. Its actually an old railroad station to an abandoned rail system.

The station has been here a long time. Almost hundred years. I’m not sure if it’s the original building but, its looks like it was built before the 1920s.

At first I wasn’t sure what this building was but, it looked like an old train station. There aren’t any tracks but its in the shape of a rail station or rail depot. After some research, I found this to be the abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin, Texas. The depot was shut down sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s (at least that’s when this section of the Santa Fe rail system was demolished and the tracks were torn out. From what I read, this section of the tracks and several other sections were torn out and the depots and stations were demolished. So I’m surprised that this one has survived as long as it has.

But sadly it won’t be around much longer. Its full of mold and rot. The outer decking is rotting and the storage area roof is missing.

For more pictures and the history of the abandoned Santa Fe Rail Depot in Hamlin, Texas, check out the article I wrote over at VanishingTexas.com

About the Image

The image was shot by hand in the middle of the afternoon between the storms with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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