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Date: 11/20/12 09:15
Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: santafe199

Following up on a tip from "nwkrailfan" I made the short trek north to check out the scene in Marysville, KS. The mysterious truck + load that parked there
Sunday night was done so apparently in coincidence (see nwkrailfan's thread: "What is it" posted 11-18 on the Western forum). In other recent news posted by
"switchlock" (see: "Sad News from Marysville", 11-15 also on the Western forum), it appears funding for saving this grand piece of RR history fell way short
of the needed amount. It would also seem that with cold & calculated efficiency this building now has a date with the wrecker's ball.

I live less than an hour away from this site so I'll be on hand as much as possible to record the end. It won't be pretty...

1. & 2. Pre-sunrise scenes of the Union Pacific depot in Marysville, KS.






Date: 11/20/12 09:16
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: santafe199

3. & 4. Looking SW from Hedrix Ave. on the east side of the building.

5. Looking NW from Hedrix Ave.








Date: 11/20/12 09:16
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: santafe199

6. The little gargoyle dude is yelling for his life! He knows unless a miracle happens the end is near...
(all photos taken November 19, 2012)

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199




Date: 11/20/12 09:27
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: bnsfsd70

Like I told Luke, I call dibs on one of those embossed murals.

- Carlson



Date: 11/20/12 09:33
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: santafe199

bnsfsd70 Wrote:

> Like I told Luke, I call dibs on one of those
> embossed murals.....

ever hear the term "senority"? (ya might just have to take a number...)



Date: 11/20/12 09:58
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: ddg

Just make sure somebody removes those tiles & the shields, they're priceless.



Date: 11/20/12 09:59
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: bnsfsd70

santafe199 Wrote:
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> bnsfsd70 Wrote:
>
> > Like I told Luke, I call dibs on one of those
> > embossed murals.....
>
> ever hear the term "senority"? (ya might just have
> to take a number...)

There are six, right? We all win!

- Jeff



Date: 11/20/12 10:37
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: imrl

I want the door that says "trainmen"!



Date: 11/20/12 13:38
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: railtime

Scavengers..... go donate and save the building...... raise a ruckus.... go protest....... have a sit in..... get in the path of the wrecking ball.... give the powers the be grief......



Date: 11/20/12 15:47
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: Milw_E70

railtime Wrote:
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> Scavengers..... go donate and save the
> building...... raise a ruckus.... go
> protest....... have a sit in..... get in the path
> of the wrecking ball.... give the powers the be
> grief......

Yeah, ok...



Date: 11/20/12 16:06
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: The_Chief_Way

hard to believe that such an iconic depot will be laid to waste by a railroad town and a
a historic-minded railroad........."UP 150....right!"



Date: 11/20/12 17:09
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: imrl

It really doesn't have anything to do with the UP. They are giving the depot to the city. The city doesn't want it. They believe it will be too cost prohibitive to restore it.



Date: 11/20/12 17:15
Re: Marysville Depot: the beginning of the end...
Author: railtime

imrl Wrote:
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> It really doesn't have anything to do with the UP.
> They are giving the depot to the city. The city
> doesn't want it. They believe it will be too cost
> prohibitive to restore it.

Geez... how bonehaded...... Greeley n Sterling both have their town offices and or CofC in their depots.



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