Monday, October 11, 2010
Fredericton Train Station Update
On September 17 I visited the Fredericton train station to see how construction was going. As I mentioned earlier, the old baggage shed was removed. In September work was well underway on the foundation for the new building that will be attached to the station. This building will house the main portion of the NB Liquor store.
Here's the rear of the train station where the shed used to be attached.
Another view from the rear. I tried to get the whole foundation in the shot.
Note the old Hartt Shoe Factory in the background, on the other side of York Street.
Bird Construction is working on this phase of the construction. Note the pile of bricks in the foreground. They have taken great pains to preserve as many original materials as possible.
These two fellows are two former presidents of the Fredericton Friends of the Railway, an advocacy group that fought to have the station restored. My good friend Tim Scammell is on the left, and I'm on the right.
Nice to see the work progressing!