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Stephen-KarenConn Says: The W. B. Strong Memorial Railroad Park is located in downtown Strong City, next to the railroad depot. Both the park and the town are named in honor of William Barstow (W. B.) Strong, general superintendent and later, president of the Santa Fe Railway System. It is a small...
Strong City is on highway 50. The big trucks use highway 50 so they can try to avoid the turnpike. The truckers don't like the turnpike fees. That means there are a LOT of big trucks on highway 50. Be careful driving that road so you don't get in the way of one of them.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Favorite thing: Strong City owes it's existence to the Railroad. The original Strong City Depot on this site burned in 1902 and was replaced in 1903. However, because of heavy railroad traffic through the town, both passerger and freight, this new brick depot trimmed in native cut limestone was built in 1913. At the time the cost was $20,000 and the Strong City depot was said to be one of the finest in the Santa Fe Railway System.
Alas, passener train service is no longer available in Strong City, but freight trains still rumble through town on a regular basis.
Updated Sep 26, 2007