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In my email this morning from the "Erie Lackawanna Yahoo Group":
Sandy Booth who lives in Perkinsville, NY gave me permission to post.
"I understand the old DL&W depot in Perkinsville, NY will be razed soon. A good portion of the roof has already collapsed in. Just thought I'd make note here in case anyone was interested in seeing it one last time. So sad..."
I asked her about someone saving it, and she said " I guess not, I heard the town paperwork has gone through for demolition."
Thought I should post here, am curious if anyone else has heard this. Anyone? No one has yet reported on it.
Anyone here hear of this happening? If this is true, you may want to get your photos of this before she's gone! Here is a link
to the TrainWeb page of the depot with a photo from 1999.
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That is sad. I've been watching the slow decline of that station for over 20 years. What's even more distressing is watching what's happening to the DL&W station in Atlanta , just to the east of Perkinsville. It's a beautiful station but in the early stages of demolition by neglect, missing windows for years etc. But then if you have ever driven through that town..... Guess I shouldn't be surprised by a lack of community pride in the one building in that town that should and could easily be saved.
Atlanta depot guy
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Hi, has anyone seen the Atlanta, NY DL&W station recently? Almost all of the windows are repaired, it is no longer boarded up and it looks like it is getting ready for some new paint?
Here's a link to the Atlanta depot web site.
the "atlanta depot guy"
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Found out that Perkinsville station was demolished on Friday, March 10. Someone was trying to purchase it and make repairs, but the town got to it first.