Gilbert Depot – Lexington County, South Carolina
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The railroad first came to Gilbert in the late 1860s with the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad. The Gilbert depot was built by Norfolk Southern in the early 1900s. Even though the tracks still run through the middle of town, the depot ceased operations in the 1970s. The town of Gilbert saved the building from destruction and moved it just a short distance from the tracks.
A caboose, pictured here, was also restored and added to the site. More recently, the track bed, repair truck, and crossing sign were added.
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