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Ghost Town Torn Down

January 6, 2013

I posted about Union Pacific’s new Englewood Yard office last Spring. I referred to the old yard office as a ghost town because it had been abandoned. Today, I discovered that the ghost town has been torn down.

In driving over the east end of Englewood Yard today on North Wayside Drive,  something seemed odd. This is the building I expected to see, albeit without the vehicles:

Union Pacific Englewood yard office in 2011I slowed down to get a better look when it hit me: the old UP, ex-SP yard office was gone! This was the view today:

Union Pacific Englewood yard office in 2013I’m not surprised it was torn down. It was way too small, with nowhere near enough parking, and it was run down. Nevertheless, it had been a landmark at Englewood Yard since the early 1950’s. I’ll miss seeing it…

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  1. Howard Bingham permalink
    January 6, 2013 11:11 pm

    That’s not the only thing that has changed in the East end of Houston, HoustonRRMuseum was slated to vacate it’s museum by the end of 2012… Wonder where they are moving to, if they haven’t already…??

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