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Old Nov 11, 2006, 9:20 PM   #1
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One of the last old railroad depots in our area. They have a distinctive look about them.



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Old Nov 11, 2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Love those old RR stations. Look exactly like some of the ones we have /had up here in Manitoba.

I know a guy who bought one from the railway and moved it out to his acreage. He has fixed it up and now he and his wife live in it.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 12:35 AM   #3
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Love railroad depots! Fortunately most of them survive here, though some being inactive since the governments tactfully started to sacrifice railroads for the sake of highways!!
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 3:39 AM   #4
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My hometown, in its infinite wisdom, tore down the old railroad depot years ago and then some time later placed a quite nondescript railcar on the spot where the depot had sat. They demolished the old movie theater, also. They are now attempting to revitalize down town by giving it an "old-fashioned" look.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 4:48 AM   #5
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Thank you lesmore49! I think that is pretty cool to move one of these and live in it, we havea old station in the next county that has been converted into a restuarant. Thanks for looking and your comments!

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Good morning bahadir! Our government has tactfully been removing railroads for highways for many years. It used to be that almost every city and town had rail access, now we all drive our own gas guzzling cars. Sounds like both our governments are pretty wise??????????????

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Thank you lucky! We got the samething here also, we tear down old fashioned and then try to imitate it. Makes sense?:roll:

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Old Nov 12, 2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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Ha ha ha!You knowoneimportant basis of liberal economy is; both theconsumer and theprovider are considered to be rational:blah:What a dogma!! But,of course it isthe simple mindedwho lookfor sense at vain.The point is how much profit could be gainedand by whom as a result:lol:Timeshows that the'hidden hands' by Adam Smith praised at economy classes have often proved to be dark as well!
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Restored Union Pacific Railroad station in Edinburg, Texas. I love railroad stations. Bahadir, if you can do anything about stopping the trend to highways over rail in your country, do it! In Dallas, they once had the old "Interurban" a light rail line that ran from Waco in the south, to the Oklahoma border. Then they tore it out.

A few decades later, they built a much smaller system, at great expense, to reduce the huge traffic problems. Trains are a fine and civilized way to travel.
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Nice Bob! I think traveling by train would be great fun. But when I checked into it, was quite expensive. Donna
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