The Restored Symerton Depot

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The Restored Symerton Depot
Posted by Blackhawk NRHS on Sunday, July 09, 2017 8:28 PM

Over the past five years, the Blackhawk Railway Historical Society and the Will County Historical Society have been restoring the former Wabash Railroad depot from Symerton, Illinois to its late 19th century apperance.

The entire depot has been professionally painted - inside and outside - in its correct color schemes, 85 feet of track has been laid in front of the depot, using 65-pound rail, and a platform has been constructed between the depot and the tracks.

To view the Symerton Depot as it looks today, go to our website at   

The Symerton depot is now located in the Will County Historical Society's Heritage Village on West 2nd Street in Lockport, Illinois. Visitors are always welcome.

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 09, 2017 10:04 PM

Nice. Take a bow. Tremendous dedication. 

Wabash old timers would be proud.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, July 10, 2017 4:40 PM

Just gorgeous!  Well done to you all!

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, July 10, 2017 5:01 PM

Awesome. +1

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, July 10, 2017 7:02 PM

A job to be proud of!  Big Smile

A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

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Posted by otto garratt on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:18 AM

Beautiful! good to see such a classic looking station!

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