It's always good to see old railroad depots that somehow managed to survive in this day and age, in which passenger train travel (with the exception of Amtrak) has largely gone away.
Many cities (like Lorain) no longer have their depots or train stations; other cities (like Vermilion) managed to hold on to them. Often the key to keeping the depots from getting demolished is to move them, like Avon did.
And here's another example of just that. Above is a newspaper article about New London's former Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad depot and its move to a new home in the New London's Recreation Park.
The story by Journal Staff Correspondent Jim Van Sickle ran in the paper on May 10, 1972.
Ironically, the move was held up by – what else? – a train. Four of them, actually, that kept the depot from crossing the tracks on East Main Street for a while.
Anyway, here's a great photo of the depot as it looks today in its new home, courtesy of Bob McGilvray Jr. and his Flickr site. Visit it here; Bob has a nice history of the station as well as some other great photos.
|Courtesy Bob McGilvray Jr.