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Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:29 am

Mid 30s - Anderson Big Four Station.

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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:29 am

And today...

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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:27 pm

Remarkable--and fortunate--that it was saved. Anyone know what it's used for today?
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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:46 am

It's a dance studio. They put a small fortune in it to rehabilitate it. But they saved it.
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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:48 am

Here is the other side.

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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:53 am

A poem written about the depot...

The Old Depot

Sometimes when the day is ending
And I happen to pass by,
The old depot there on Main Street
Will just sort of catch my eye.
The memories that cross my mind - -
I can close my eyes and see
The luggage wagons all lined up
And folks waitin’ patiently.

There was a certain kind of feelin’
That you just can’t quite explain
When you heard the whistle blowin’
Just before you saw the train.
Then with big white light a-shinin’,
Searchin' all along the track,
You could see the locomotive
Lookin’ mighty big and black.

There would be the mixed emotions
As the train was drawing near;
Some were waiting for their loved ones -
Others leaving someone dear.
You would see the fond embraces,
And then each would go their way;
As the old train left the station
To return some other day.

The old depot is still standing,
But it seems that there should be
A light burning in the window - -
Some folks lookin’ out to see
The flickering of a headlight
Still brightening up the track
And a steaming locomotive
Lookin’ mighty big and black.

Jerry Barrett
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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:10 pm

I wish more stations could be restored like that.
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Re: Andeson IN Big Four Station

Postby Roger Hensley » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:55 am

1954 Ron Stuckey Photo
Anderson NYC Passenger
NYC Niagara 4-8-4 6005(?) leads a passenger train downtown Anderson
We are headed west and crossing Main St. Notice the crossing gate watchman's building and the water tank. There were several of these type crossing towers in Anderson plus crossing watchmen at the ground level. This was an example of normal, if there was such a thing, water tanks on the Big 4 in this area. Steel frame with a wooden tub. The depot sits on the left out of the picture.
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