Swampscott Railroad Depot

Swampscott Railroad Depot

I’ve admired this building for years, but this is the first time I have photographed it. I decided to be a little more intentional about my photography, and started making a list of places I want to capture, and this was the top of the list for nearby places.

This beautiful 19th century railroad station always looks to me like it belongs on the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine — it’s almost too cute to be real! It’s all closed up and no longer in use, but the train still stops here. The train I take to and from Boston stops at this station, and I always find it a thrill to see the old Swampscott sign and all that great gingerbread wood trim out the train window.

Swampscott Railroad Depot
10 Railroad Avenue
Swampscott, Massachusetts

Built in the 1860s in the Stick Style by Boston Housewright George W. Cram
National Register of Historic Places #98001106

One comment

  • Sue

    This one’s for me. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the town could do with it. I figure it’s on the ‘going home’ side for most so when video stores were the thing I though of that. Now I think a bottle of wine, evening noshes’ and flowers would be nice things to pick up on your way home.
    Although what I’d really love is an old fashioned jolly ticket seller who knew everyone’s name!

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