Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot

Hulah Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot

Photo Credit Bill Greenwood

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



  1. 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.

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

    • 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.

      • 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 ???

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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