1930s Slaton Santa Fe Railway Turntable

New Old Slaton Photographic History

August 17th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “New Old Slaton Photographic History”

Hello, friends of the Slaton Harvey House.   As our historic building continues to grow and thrive as a bed and breakfast and event facility, we also want our website to expand and grow as a source of history information about Slaton, the Harvey House, the Santa Fe Railway and more.

We have recently received a treasure trove of old photos and will be adding them to our Historic Slaton and Harvey House photo gallery.  Many of these forthcoming are credited to Alton Kenney, who had the foresight to catalog moments from Slaton’s early years.  His family store, O.D. Kenney Auto Parts remains in the family and continues to serve the needs of locals.

For starters, here are a few from around the rail yard.  Many more neat memories to come.  As always, please share your old pics with us at slatonharveyhouse@gmail.com or on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/SlatonHarveyHouse

1954 Slaton Harvey House Sandstorm1954 Slaton sandstorm over the Harvey House

Troop train, 1940's Slaton

One of the many troop trains that stopped in Slaton during WWII

1930s Slaton Santa Fe Railway Turntable

1930s Slaton rail yard turntable

1920s Slaton Depot

The first Slaton Depot, circa 1920’s

1910 Slaton Santa Fe Railway Roundhouse

Slaton was founded in 1911, after the train station was established. Here is the roundhouse under development in 1910.

1920s ca. Harvey House

1955 at the Slaton Depot

Scene from the Slaton Depot, 1955 with names written on. Know anyone here?