All photos copyright taleweavering phylor 2016
I enjoyed reading the various uses the building in the photograph for FFfAW (July 12, 2016) were given. Since I took the picture, I know it’s an old train station, lovingly restored by train enthusiasts.
It’s now a freight, not commuter line. Once or twice a year, a cavalcade of various small train vehicles – old track checkers and inspector engines – travel the line. There are special children’s trains at Christmas and Easter. Sometimes the station doors are open, and you can see how beautiful it is inside too – all wood and decorative wainscoting and door lintels. A lovely model of the town, and train memorabilia. Talk of making it light rail, or starting up some sort of service again.
But it’s a single track – not like where I catch the train in town – where there is no station. One shelter on the to the city side, and a bench on the to Ritzyville side. There is a disintegrating industrial building, a toxic sight/site, right next to the tracks. Talk that if new services are offered, moving the train stop I use back into downtown and building a station of some sort.
So, I when I walked by last night, I took some pictures for this slide show of the train station. Below, too, are a few pictures I found doing a quick web search of other stations in the area. Some have been, or are being restored. Unfortunately, many were just abandoned. Ticket machines not ticket agents. Doors locked; access denied. I might put together some of those buildings in a future slide show.
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