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Location DB > United States > Iowa > Tara > Dysfunction Junction
Dysfunction Junction
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created by Radio2600 on 3/18/2014 3:39 AM
last modified by Radio2600 on 3/18/2014 4:41 AM
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Train station consisting of the passenger waiting room, ticket office and a baggage room.

The roof has fallen in, in the ticket office, but is still mostly intact in the waiting room and baggage room. There are a number of places throughout the building where the floor has fallen though.
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Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information

Tara, Iowa
United States
Owner: Canadian National
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    There are a few fixtures and a rusty furnace.

    The depot was jointly used by the Minneapolis and St. Louis Rwy and the Illinois Central Rwy because the two railroads crossed each other nearby. The tracks of those railroads and the "diamond" crossing are still there and are presently used by the Union Pacific (the former Minneapolis and St. Louis track and Canadian National (the former Illinois Central track).
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  • Passing trains will call law enforcement if they see you.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1910
    Closed: 1960
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    Former joint depot of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Rwy and the Illinois Central Rwy for the town of Tara, Iowa where the two railroads crossed.

    Passenger operations ceased in 1960, but the location was staffed until 1977 when the building was hit by a tornado.

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    Tue, Mar 18th, 2014
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/22/2014 9:16 AM.

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  • on May 22 14 at 9:16, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 19 14 at 2:51, Radio2600 updated the main picture
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:42, Radio2600 made this location available
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:41, Radio2600 changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Interesting Features
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:35, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Access Denied
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:34, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Scale House
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:34, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Grain Storage
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:34, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Junction
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:33, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Diamond
  • on Mar 18 14 at 4:33, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Fittings
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