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Kelso Depot

Baggage/Mail Room

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In the northwest corner of the depot this room originally served as the Kelso baggage room where railroad baggage and mail were weighed and stored prior to shipping or upon arrival. The depot's two baggage carts were kept outside on the adjoining arcade. The Railway Express Agency (REA) also operated from the baggage room. The Union Pacific station agent did this and was paid by commission for his work.50 Railway Express shipments were typically unloaded onto the baggage carts and stored in the baggage room or left in front of the ticket office if they were to be picked up right away.

Floor plan of Kelso Depot in the Mojave National Preserve


Building Exterior
Front of depot
Arcade from east
Arcade from west
Tracks from front

Main Floor
Lobby
Beanery
Theatre
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Bookstore
Exhibit room
Baggage room
Ticket/Telegraph Office
Conductor's Office

Second Floor
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Exhibit room
Sleeping quarters
Sleeping quarters
Library
Map room

Basement
Meeting Room
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