Guntersville Depot has just been restored
in recent years by the Guntersville Historical Group (Society?
Association?...I forget what they are called). Anyway, the
building looks fabulous. It sits right close to where CSX
still switches freight cars along a short segment of track.
Back about 100 yards from the depot is a small building built
by N&C. From what I hear, it was an "engineer washroom",
and only measured about 20 feet W by 12 feet D. The date
that is embedded in the concrete floor suggests a construction
time of around 1946.
Guntersville Depot is about one mile from where the N&C River Ferry would
stop to transfer the cars back and forth for over 20 miles along the river.
The depot itself sat at approx. Milepost #86 along the Huntsville Branch, including
all 20+ miles along the river. This distance of 86 miles commenced out of Decherd
at the N&C mainline. Chase Depot (NARM) sits at about milepost 42.5 making
it the halfway point.
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