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Date: 04/21/17 07:17
Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: Pattenburg

A while back there was a thread on TO that talked about the restoration of the westbound passenger station at Harpers Ferry (WVA). The link for that thread is found below:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,4103441,4106581#msg-4106581

I was curious to see what was done to that station on my recent visit to Harpers Ferry. I was surprised at how good it now looks compared to what it once was. With that I now present a brief pictorial history of this station facility over the years.
Photo 1-The date is August 8, 1966 as the structure looks in good shape. The sign stating "Harpers Ferry" is hanging to inform passengers what station they are at. Behind it is a boundary marker for West Virginia's state line. With the amount of vegetation that now exists I have to wonder if that boundary marker is still there?
Photo 2- Fast forward to April 3, 2015 and the station seems to be still holding its own despite some very visible signs of a leaning structure. The Harpers Ferry sign has been replaced by a faded Amtrak sign. Not visible in this image is the state line marker. Does it still stand?
Photo 3- Two years later and its a bright new day and future for that westbound passenger station on April 13, 2017 as CSX 224 leads an empty hopper train past the structure.








Date: 04/21/17 08:00
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: ClubCar

Thanks for posting your photos. I too am glad that they finally restored that building as it was really in sad shape. Do the MARC Commuter trains also stop there, the one's that go up to and from Martinsburg, West Virginia?



Date: 04/21/17 08:09
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: ns7500

Marc and Amtrak do stop there

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Date: 04/21/17 11:54
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: seaboardc30-7

Here's what the shelter looked like two weeks ago




Date: 04/21/17 12:05
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: joemvcnj

That passenger platform is a passenger injury suit from a fall waiting to happen.



Date: 04/21/17 14:30
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: march_hare

Great, I'd thought that shelter was a goner for sure.  Nice to see it fixed up.



Date: 04/21/17 20:50
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: cutboy2

MUCH improved. Maybe they  can  pull up the  fence and  re-do the platform?  National Park Money of  which there is little??



Date: 04/21/17 21:30
Re: Harpers Ferry WB passenger station restoration
Author: Mgoldman

Thanks for the update.

Looks pretty nice. I wonder how much that cost? Millions?

/Mitch

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