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Old 03-30-2018, 05:46:45 PM
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Lets have a look at the old train stations that dotted the landscape thru out the US, Canada and world wide. If you have pictures of old train stations post them here.Pictures below are of the GTR/CNR station at Milton Ontario Canada Picture was taken in the 1960's. The station was re located to another location in the early 1970's to be used as a tourism office in Milton Ontario were it still sits today.
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One of the best ways to see old railway stations is to explore trails converted from abandoned railroad lines. The Sparta-Elroy trail in Wisconsin includes information centers and restrooms into their old town stations. The Kendall, Wisconsin Depot is one, holding a museum dedicated to the rail lines' histories, but also a tribute to small railways stations all over the midwestern US.

I believe it, or one of the other depots along this trail has a room with exhibits dedicated to depot construction history. The exhibits summarize how these station buildings were designed and built- they were essentially 'kits', built from standardized plans by well-known architects, with complete materials loaded onto railcars and taken to the station site, unloaded, and put into operation. It's a fascinating subject... but not unique. During the turn of the century, houses were built by the millions, using similar technique, mail-ordered through Sears & Robuck, Montgomery Ward, and others.

Here's a link to the Kendall station: https://www.travelwisconsin.com/hist...e-trail-203846
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There are a couple of trails here in the Midwest, one roughly follows the interstate 70 from St Louis to Kansas city, there are many stations and attractions along the trail. Many folks make the full trip on bikes and stay at motels along the way. There is also one through the center of Indianapolis In, we used to use this one a lot when in Indy, it's very popular for bikes and joggers in warm weather.
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My grandfather hand built a 3 track railway between 2 rooms of his house! he had a lot of photos of rolling stock and bridges, as well as train stations and work houses for the Pennsylvania RR. He hand built rolling stock and many buildings, as well as copies of a few tunnels as well, all in HO. He had over 100 cars and 10 different locos, all scratch built and in PRR as well as other livery colors. I don't know who has them now, they may be lost, as grandpa died in 1968.
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Union Station, Wakefield ,NH

I drive by this restored station on a regular basis and the Wakefield Historical Society has a done a great job or restoring this station and other buildings in the area. The station houses a small museum and the tracks are still used by the Boston Sand and Gravel company. No passenger trains run on a regular basis.

http://www.historicwakefieldnh.com/heritage-park-.html

The Heritage Park Railroad Museum in the village of Union is the most dramatic of the Heritage Commission properties. Union flourished in the mid-19th century when it became the northern terminus of the Eastern Railroad. From 1854 until the line was extended in 1871, Union was the north country’s shipping hub — sending crops, lumber, and lake ice to Boston. The 1912 Union train station is full of railroading artifacts, while the stationmaster’s office even contains a working telegraph. (Visitors can operate authentic period keys to send Morse code.) A fully reconstructed water tower (essential for steam engines) stands outside, and a short siding of track holds a caboose and a 1902 snow plow car — a reminder that this railroad operated in New Hampshire North Country.
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Canton Station Canton,Ma
Another old station that is till in use.



http://www.canton.org/junction/junction.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Junction_station

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/W...epot_Canton_MA

http://www.thecantoncitizen.com/2011...s-train-crash/
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Framingham ,Ma station

This station is now a restaurant. A new passenger loading area is 300 feet away. The lines are used for both passengers and freight.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framingham_station

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/W..._Framingham_MA

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...stcard/5628304

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...stcard/7520722

http://thisisframingham.com/images/station2.jpg
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A few more.

http://www.framinghamhistory.org/fra...t2/e20389b.htm

http://www.framinghamhistory.org/fra...t2/e20386b.htm
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The Freeman Station (Burlington Junction) Burlington (Freeman)Ontario Canada buildt in 1906 was located in the then hamlet of Freeman Ontario now apart of Burlington Ontario it was still in operation untill 1988 when it was then closed.A group was started up some years back to help save the old Freeman station called the Friends of Freeman Station who had the station moved to its now new location and then restored the building and continue to operated the building as a heritage site and keep its history alive


http://www.freemanstation.ca/

http://www.freemanstation.ca/history...-architecture/

http://www.burlingtongazette.ca/a-bu...ficant-wealth/

http://www.burlingtongazette.ca/gill...wrecking-ball/
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I love the old poster!
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Ashland, Ma station

Another old station that is used for 2 offices. The new station is about a half mile away. The commuter rail brings passengers to and from Boston, Ma.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland_station_(MBTA)

http://www.ashlandhistsociety.com/Pages/the-train/

http://www.ashlandhistsociety.com/Pa...wreck-of-1888/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54690684@N07/9419562308/

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...ma-y6/22172560

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...tcard/23843776
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More on the Freeman Station

https://www.chch.com/freeman-station/

https://www.chch.com/historic-freema...ns-burlington/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clp8wV14-1s

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9...foltlbi_akatym
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more on the Canton station


https://archive.org/details/historyo...j00galv/page/6
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One of my favorite stations is White River Junction VT.

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White River Jct, Vt.........wow, this one comes with a train!

https://rc-pedalpoint.blogspot.com/2...n-station.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_...nction_station

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...ard-vt/3103815

https://www.ebay.com/itm/White-River...-/362383548768

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Waterbury Vt.
Another beautiful station that still serves passengers. It has a small museum inside.

https://www.greatamericanstations.co...erbury-vt-wab/

http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/waterbury.htm

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/verm...in-station-vt/

https://mrr.trains.com/how-to/tips-p...ilroad-station

https://widschwenter2015.files.wordp.../old-train.jpg

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/d...yHastings2.jpg
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Milford, Ma

Another old stone station that is now a liquor store. The insides still have the dark stained wood but there are booze signs inside and out. At one point a number of years back they talked about extending the commuter rail to Milford but it never happened.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford_Secondary

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/W...pot_Milford_MA

https://i.not-here/originals/e2/69...21b55d52c6.jpg


https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/...stcard/3402598

https://www.ebay.com/itm/361828640256
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This one will be of interest to the railway enthusiasts It is a small working railway museum in the South Island New Zealand. It it is in the old railway station at Pleasant Point.
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http://www.pleasantpointrail.org.nz/Railway-Attractions
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Wow Merv. Beer brewing, train wrecks, worth the flight! Does it still look like the picture on the web page?

Model T railcar....crazy!

Have you driven the steam engine? That could be a lot of fun. Or you might end up in the next train wreck article!
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Union Station, Wakefield, NH more pics

I stopped in today and took a few pictures in side the museum, model RR, caboose, and snow plow
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