Union Station, Wakefield,NH

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Union Station, Wakefield,NH

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:52 pm

I drive by this restored station on a regular basis and the Wakefield Historical Society has a done a great job or restoring this station and other buildings in the area. The station houses a small museum and the tracks are still used by the Boston Sand and Gravel company. No passenger trains run on a regular basis.
The Heritage Park Railroad Museum in the village of Union is the most dramatic of the Heritage Commission properties. Union flourished in the mid-19th century when it became the northern terminus of the Eastern Railroad. From 1854 until the line was extended in 1871, Union was the north country’s shipping hub — sending crops, lumber, and lake ice to Boston. The 1912 Union train station is full of railroading artifacts, while the stationmaster’s office even contains a working telegraph. (Visitors can operate authentic period keys to send Morse code.) A fully reconstructed water tower (essential for steam engines) stands outside, and a short siding of track holds a caboose and a 1902 snow plow car — a reminder that this railroad operated in New Hampshire North Country.

http://www.historicwakefieldnh.com/heritage-park-.html
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Re: Union Station, Wakefield,NH

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:47 pm

Union station #2
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Re: Union Station, Wakefield,NH

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:49 pm

Union station
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Re: Union Station, Wakefield,NH

Unread postby DaveO » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:11 pm

They need bigger rail for the wheel stops they're using :P
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