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Railroad depot for sale
Posted by Chernobyl on Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:56 PM
Yuba City, California, is selling a 100+ year old railroad depot on eBay.
Bidding starts at $100

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2005/07/31/news/local_news/news2.txt

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 31, 2005 5:08 PM
yeah they'll sell it to you and then you have to probably move it.
stay safe
Joe

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Posted by Chernobyl on Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:48 PM
Well I thought I'd bring it to someones attention in case some museum or historical society was interested. moving it no doubt would be a pain in the butt though.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 1, 2005 1:01 AM
Can't seem to find it on ebay. Even using the advanced search, the seller "cityofubacity" does not currently have any auctions running. Did the auction end already?
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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, August 1, 2005 7:45 AM
chernobyl
first welcome to the forums..didnt mean to be harsh.its just a big rr's nature to sell it like that.our depot was torched before it could be saved.
stay safe
Joe

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Posted by DSchmitt on Monday, August 1, 2005 10:05 AM

From the article:

"The depot is more than 100 years old. It originally was a Southern Pacific Rail Station. But it has had many other functions over the years, including serving as a warehouse for the Pacific Guano Company and Feather River Mills. It has also been a workshop for an air-conditioning and heating company."

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It was moved to its current location about 6 months ago to make way for a urban renewal project. The City has no interest in saving it.

Dr. Michael Andrews, of Yuba City was trying to save it. It was to be destroyed but he got the City to move it instead. He was trying to find a permanent location for it and raise money to restore it.

Apparently time has run out.

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by nobullchitbids on Monday, August 1, 2005 10:37 PM
Or, if anyone would prefer to live in Marshalltown, Iowa, they can buy an old CNW depot and live in it. Asking price: $85,000. Ebay # 4395090632.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 1, 2005 11:22 PM
Howdy.

Buying a station is hard work. We are starting a museum in Erie, and we are trying to finance a ex Lake Shore& Michigan Southern Depot in Erie. IT only has a $300,000 price tag on it. its all brick, 2 story, and in good condition. Would be perfect for any tycoon with a big purse string who wanted a home with history. After that a opening $100 bid dosent sound so bad. So If you can stand the Erie winters, than this is the place for you.

Yall have a good day.
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Posted by Chernobyl on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 5:37 AM
bidding is up to 107.5

http://cgi.ebay.com/Southern-Pacific-Rail-Station_W0QQitemZ5603294304QQcategoryZ88433QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

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Posted by coborn35 on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 9:39 AM
Its not in too good of condition, i doubt it will be restored.
Also, Chernobyl, wasnt there something called the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster???
Any connection?

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Posted by Chernobyl on Thursday, August 4, 2005 11:20 PM
I was a Nuke in the US Navy aboard the USS Nimitz.
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Posted by Chernobyl on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:58 PM
The depot has found a new home -

Train history sells

By John Dickey/Appeal-Democrat
A Southern Pacific railroad depot auctioned online will have a new home at an antiques store in French Camp.

Richard Zedlitz, a Stockton-area contractor, is the new owner. His last-minute bid of $6,912.65 was the top offer on eBay. Bids had hovered around the $500 mark until minutes before the deadline Friday.

Zedlitz said the depot will be dismantled and trucked to the French Camp area, where it will be rebuilt at a site that will house an antiques shop near Highway 99.

"It's going to be rebuilt to look like a real station," Zedlitz said.

Yuba City paid more than $20,000 to move the depot from its former home at the site of the proposed Yuba City Roxy Stadium 15 cinemas to Gauche Park. The structure was built in 1899.

Plans are to paint the depot a bright shade of red, making it visible from the highway, Zedlitz said.

The depot was not the most expensive item sold on eBay by Yuba City. That honor goes to a fire truck, said Jack Smith, Yuba City's general services manager.

Michael Andrews, a Yuba City podiatrist who fought to save the depot, never entered a bid. Andrews said he had nowhere to put the depot, so he never made an offer on it.

Andrews said that in saving the depot, he just wanted to point out its historical value after consultants hired by the city said the depot was not worth saving. A report found the railroad freight station lacked the integrity of materials, design or setting to meet the criteria for the California Register of Historical Resources.

Andrews said he was happy with how things turned out.

"At least it has a home now - obviously it's not around here," Andrews said.

Appeal-Democrat reporter John Dickey can be reached at 749-4711. You may e-mail him at jdickey@appeal-democrat.com.

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