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I found this picture for a discussion on another board., and I thought maybe you fellows might interested as well. It is the old B&O Railroad station at Evans City, Pa. Just another small town station of the period, except it made Ripley's Believe It or Not as it was the only depot in the US built entirely over water. (THERE'S an interesting modelling challenge)

Back in the '80's nobody could come up with the funds to move it, so CSX knocked it down.

www.rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-evans-city-sta-h.jpg

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Neat pics, thanks for posting! It is interesting. Any info on why it had to be exactly there?
 

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Best I can offer is a couple of educated guesses. That side of the tracks is closest to "downtown". There is also a rather steep bank on the other side of the tracks. And the old photos show a largish building (dry goods store?) atop that bank. Bottom line, it was probably cheaper to build it there than on the other side.
 

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What a shame that it couldn't be saved...it was a very attractive building, and could have been adaptively re-used.
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