Thursday, August 13, 2015

Calling all Train Enthusiasts!

My sidekick Nick and I went out today and found several Very interesting spots to document. Civil war cannon's, sites of former churches and schools, hundred year old school bells. But our first post is going to be an endangered piece of railroad history.  We stopped in LaMoille today to photograph a Civil war cannon that came off a union gunboat, but in driving around town we came across this boarded up depot/freight house and caboose.

We happened to meet Wanda from across the street and she informed us that the depot was slated to be torn down to make room for a new city park. In fact while we were there a grader was leveling ground and had already torn up the tracks that had run past the building.

She said her family had long ties with the railroad and she was spearheading an effort to save the old depot and restoring it to its former glory, perhaps turning it into a museum showcasing LaMoille's rich railroading history.  If this is something you'd be interested in supporting she could sure use your support. At the very least take a short drive to see this for yourself before it's possibly lost forever.


  1. Interesting change of events. As recently as Buffalo Days, the plan was to restore the depot and caboose. Note the new steel roof on the depot. There was also a plan to install a permanent model railroad, so either something has changed or there is a communication problem. BTW, John: I have a key to the depot.

    1. DO You now? I might be interested in getting some inside pictures if you're free sometime next week.


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