National and State Register

Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot

El Paso County

The 1906 depot served the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad on its route between Kansas and Colorado Springs.  It is one of only three surviving depots of the Rock Island Railroad in Colorado remaining on their original sites. 

A black and white photo of the depot with a small hipped overhanging roof building on the right, traincar on the right and tower at the back.

Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot

The Rock Island slipped into bankruptcy in the early 1970s, and in 1993 94 the rails were pulled up and sold for scrap.  The property is associated with the Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.