Our first photo of the week for 2011 comes on a little bit of a sad note. The above is a shot of the Oakley depot, on the old B&O in Cincinnati. The station was originally built in 1903 as part of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad. It was an important stop for workers commuting to industries in Oakley, like Cincinnati Milacron.
While not a technically impressive photo, I wanted to bring attention to the fact that this historic depot is currently scheduled to be demolished. The owner, Doug Master, purchased the station in 1991 but can no longer afford the lease payments for the land it sits on. The payments to CSX are now $1,300 per quarter.
Currently there are no solid plans to save the station, although there has been some discussion about moving the station to land with more favorable arrangements. If anything solid develops we will post about it here.
Update: The Oakley Depot was demolished on July 11, 2013.