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9/19/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bob Hasty
Dates:3/22/2014 - 3/22/2014
Album Info:Each railroad in Birmingham had it's own freight/LCL depot downtown. There are only two left standing (the other being the Seaboard Air Line depot on 20th St.) The IC depot is located at the end of Morris Ave at 14th St. It was shared by the Central of Georgia, who had it's office upstairs. AlaGasCo recently bought the property this building sits on and plans to tear it down and use the property as parking for a new facility in the area. There is a small movement that is trying to get some one to purchase the building and find another use for it. With this impending end to the building, I thought it was time to take a few pictures.
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Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Title:  Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Description:  Right side of the building. For several years, the building was used for AAA Mini Storage. Note: the base of the IC commemorative medalioins can be seen to the right of the telephone pole. The medalioins are long gone, though.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 12:58:45 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Title:  Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Description:  The canopy over the front door can be seen here.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 12:59:56 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  48   Comments: 0
Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Title:  Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Description:  Cental hallway downstairs in the building.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 1:02:23 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  60   Comments: 0
Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Title:  Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Description:  Left side of the building
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 1:01:04 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  77   Comments: 0
Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Title:  Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Depot
Description:  Front entrance to the building
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 12:54:57 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  80   Comments: 1
End of the Line
Title:  End of the Line
Description:  The movement to save the Illinois Central freight depot was not successful. AlaGasCo is now tearing down the building. The brick will be saved and used to build a new building at Rickwood Field in Birmingham (oldest professional baseball park in the country)
Photo Date:  4/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/30/2014 3:19:18 PM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  113   Comments: 2
End of the Line
Title:  End of the Line
Description:  Former Illinois Central / Central of Georgia Freight depot being torn down.
Photo Date:  4/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/30/2014 3:20:18 PM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  103   Comments: 0
GONE!
Title:  GONE!
Description:  The IC/CofGa freight house is now history. Only a pile of rubble is left right now. It will be a nice parking lot when they are finished.
Photo Date:  5/14/2014  Upload Date: 5/16/2014 12:22:06 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  89   Comments: 1
Followup
Title:  Followup
Description:  I Mentioned on an earlier picture that the brick was to be reused. Here is where the brick (you can see the pallets on the left) are going. They are to be used at Rickwood field, Americas oldest professional baseball park. They are building a period field house and will use the brick on it.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 6/18/2014 11:47:40 AM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Station
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Views:  59   Comments: 0


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