Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot

by Kent Griswold on April 7th, 2011. 19 Comments
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JT and his friend Bill Greenway from Oklahoma sent me some pictures of the Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot. JT thought this design would make a great tiny house and I agree with him completely. Here is a little info about the depot.

The Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot was located at a small Oklahoma town approx. 15 miles NW of Bartlesville and had Cattle loading chutes back in the day for area cattle ranchers to load cattle for market. The most famous of these ranches was located a few mile NE of the depot, The Cross Bell owned by E.C. Mulledore. At one time there was a grocery store and a school there but by the time I was a young kid all was left was an empty school building, a compressor station and a bait shop and a couple of houses. -Bill Greenway

Photo Credit Bill Greenway

Photo Credit JT

Photo Credit Bill Greenway

Photo Credit Bill Greenway

Photo Credit JT

 

19 Responses to “Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot”

  1. Love the attention to details in these old buildings! I could definitely see it as a house!

  2. Corby says:

    I have always loved old depots and thought they would make great homes. The vacant, yet somewhat unscathed-by-the-elements post in Somers, Wisconsin, has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Thirty years later, I would move there in a heartbeat. The train still makes its way past there, however, so I’m not sure if even earplugs would allow for a good night’s sleep!

    Thanks for the excellent photos, JT and Bill. They rekindled some good memories and inspirations.

  3. Suzi says:

    BEAUTIFUL beautiful beautiful!!!!! But please, please, folks, send interior photos!!!! I want to see how people utilize their small space!

    • Davidrc says:

      Doesn’t look like it’s BEING utilized as yet. It was being suggested that old railroad buildings could be made over into tiny homes.

      • JT says:

        From what I understand it is now a museum along with other buildings and was closed at the time Bill took the pictures, but who knows maybe more pictures will be coming soon ???

  4. JT says:

    I would love to have a foundation poured in the back yard and build one just like it as a shed.

  5. Bill Greenway says:

    I took the pictures and Photographed the Hulah Depot and furnished them to JT. I’m glad that you all enjoyed the story and Photo’s but my Name isd Bill Greenway and not Greenwood.

  6. Bill Greenway says:

    In the future I can possibly furnish the approx demensions of the depot for you guy’s..

  7. Love the generous roof overhangs and the brackets…it WOULD make a wonderful house.

  8. alice says:

    “Do you hear that whistle down the line?” Dang, I’ve had that song in my head ever since seeing this post. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NHWKbQuRw&feature=related

  9. mark e says:

    Love it! Hey, I live in Oklahoma! Is this depot still located outside of Bartlesville or has it been moved elsewhere? I’d love to stop by and have a closer look…

  10. Hugh says:

    Google is my friend :)

    Photos of the Hulah Depot found on line… http://rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=17716

    Usually railroads would standardize on a design… so if a drawing exists of a similar station you could interpolate the dimensions.

    Here is the web site I found the above link from… http://www.qstation.org/atsfresource.html

  11. Schneb says:

    Alice–I HAD read the comments on this just to see if anyone else was thinking of that song too. I was ready to post a link or the lyrics or something if no one else did. Thank for the link. That’s a song my dad used to sing/hum/etc. A good memory.

  12. dreamer says:

    OH! a Tiny House with attached barn for your horse!

  13. Sandy Dodge says:

    I like this. I am trying to repaint a depot in a small town in Colorado. I was needing to know the color. Thank you. I am looking for informtion on when the depot was built in our town.

  14. Hello, I would like to know if the plans are available for the
    Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe. My husband just passed and he was a model railroader and I hope to build a small home.

    Thank you,
    Bonnie Henson

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