At 5 o’clock in the morning of Saturday, November 10, 1893, the fire broke out. Despite efforts to save her, the first train depot burned to the ground. Many years and depots later, what had been in its time an attractive and modern edifice served rail travelers until 1971, when all passenger rail service to Oregon was discontinued.
The Depot Project
Through years of non-use, misuse, abuse, and neglect, the once proud depot had suffered. But in 2001, an ambitious and dedicated group of people began a project that continues today…the Oregon Depot Restoration Project.
Visit The Depot
The Oregon Illinois Train Depot Museum is open Saturdays 9AM – 12PM. Those Were The Days are presentations given the last Saturday of the month telling of events and happenings around Oregon throughout the years of the Oregon Train Depot.