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Kelso Depot

Conductor's Room

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Conductor's room - desk, chair, telegraph office, kelso station photo

While labeled on the original drawings for the Kelso Depot as a Conductor's room there was in fact little need for a conductor's room or a waiting room at the Kelso train station due to the extremely low volume of passenger traffic. Over the years the room did see occasional use as a waiting room, but in the balance it was more of an anteroom to the ticket and telegraph office to which it was linked by the ticket window. Because the telephone was accessible from this room, the conductors' room also saw use as a sort of telephone space, used by Kelso residents during emergencies or by crews working in the area prior to the installation of a public phone at Kelso. During the hectic World War II years the conductor's room was temporarily set up as an office for a Union Pacific employee who took inventory of the trains coming through Kelso.

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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