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Railroad history goes by the way of the bulldozer

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Railroad history goes by the way of the bulldozer
Posted by herdebu on Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:45 PM
The  August 25, 2007 issue of The Herald Press reported that the depot at Harvey ND was demolished the week of August 25th.  The depot was believed built in 1906.  The warm room had the names of many employees chalked  on the walls.  The depot has been replaced with a new yard office.  The roundhouse was demolished several years ago.  Harvey is located on the CP mainline from Moose Jaw to Chicago (Soo Line).
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Posted by AntonioFP45 on Monday, October 1, 2007 3:56 PM

Saddening that the structure could not be preserved and relocated.

Similar situation in Vidalia, Georgia about 2 years back as the depot there was torn down to make way for the expansion of Hwy. 192.   Ironic as there has been quite a bit of discussion of re-introducing intra-state passenger rail in Georgia using existing rail lines.

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Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 11:49 AM

At least here they are required to reuse existing structures if possible. When the Gold Line trolley was built on the old SF ROW thru Pasadena they renovated the old Pasadena SF depot as part of a redevelopment deal. Metrolink has renovated and reused some original stations along its routes. The City of Clarement station sticks in my mind, abandoned for decades, renovated to its former glory its now a town centerpeice once again.

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