Saturday, September 12, 2009

Train Station

I have always been enthralled with old building. Especially old houses, old public buildings, old churches and old barns. I love the history and try to image the people who passed through the doors. So when I read in a small local paper about a train station that was going to be torn down because the small town it was in could not afford to renovate it I decided I would like to see it.

The train station is in Weableau, Mo. We pass through this small town all the time on the way to the lake but never leave the main street. So I wasn't even aware this small station existed. This appeared to be the doors where they loaded freight.

The passenger entrance. My granddaughter and dog played run around the station while we were there.

There is a small map on the building that shows the train running from Springfield, Mo to Osceola, Mo. My sweet granddaughter standing in front of it.

A local artist has painted a lovely mural on the side of the building. I am sad that so much history is going to be destroyed.


Tammy said...

Oh my, it reminds me of the one in the movie "Anne of Green Gables" when Matthew Cuthburt picks her up!

I'm told our town used to have one but they tore it down and now a gas station is there...the only thing left of it is a picture in a local restaurant.

donna said...

It pays to get off main street once in a while, doesn't it? Very interesting and the photos are great. I especially like the one with the map on the side of the building and, of course, your sweet granddaughter adds a lot of sweetness to the entire post.

Bearly Sane said...

What a great mural! Sad that all this history has to go.

Chatty Crone said...

Not exactly like Fried Green Tomatoes but I did watch it yesterday. A lot of history in these old buildings.