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Pembine Wisconsin Union Depot Destroyed by Fire

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm
by Standard Railfan
The union depot in Pembine Wisconsin was destroyed by fire on Monday June 17. The cause is under investigation however two local teenagers have been arrested.
https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Fire-engulfs-old-train-depot-in-Pembine-511411872.html

The building dates from 1887 and was a very unique structure. The station was built to serve the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line whose tracks crossed here. The media reports that the Escanaba and Lake Superior RR was using the building at the time of the fire.

I once saw fourteen (14) Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range RR locomotives start an impossibly long string of empty ore jennies near the station on a very cold winter night. That is a sound I will never forget.