I made good time on the freeway and I arrived at the depot in Centralia at a little after 3:30. Since I though the train was ahead of me, I was a little surprised to find that the train wasn't there, but I was relieved that at least there was a large group of people there, so at least I knew the train hadn't already been there and left.
The Centralia Union Depot at 210 Railroad Avenue was built by the Northern Pacific Railway in 1912. This brick depot was the Northern Pacific's third Centralia depot, following wood depots built in 1880 and 1905. An extensive restoration between 1996 and 2002 has resulted in this beautiful stop for Amtrak's Cascades and Coast Starlight.
Outside the depot, a former Northern Pacific Railway baggage cart is preserved.
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