Every so often we run across something simple, like a set of doors, that provides a glimpse into days long past. That seems to be the case with the "Train Men Only" entrance to a Union Pacific Depot in Marysville, Kansas. One an imagine that in its prime, these were very busy doors indeed. I'm always on the lookout for such reminders and am intrigued by past era's architecture and design. These doors were adorned with colorful tiles that appear to be hand-made.
Kansas was an active hub for freight trains in the 19th century and, at one time, Marysville had the largest covered railroad stockyards in the world here at the Union Pacific grounds. Even now, 25 or more long freight trains pass through the town daily. I appreciate that the local historical society has seen fit to protect the abandoned station from demolition.
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Jack Huber has taken thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.