Friday, September 11, 2009

Fredericton Train Station To Be Restored

Big news... BIG news. NB Liquor makes tracks to station. Yes, the Fredericton train station is going to be restored, by the NB Liquor Corporation.

I confess that I had given up on the idea of the train station being restored. In my time as president of the Fredericton Friends of the Railway [Station] I championed the cause, but within the last year I had lost hope. I fully expected to read sometime in the next few years that the station was gone.

Maybe I should have moved out west sooner? ;)

You should follow Tim Scammell, former and current president of the FFoTR, for news on the station. And, of course, Charles Leblanc!


Anonymous said...

Kudos to the liquor monopoly!!!

The former mid-Toronto CP Station, Summerhill, was converted from a shuttered station to a grand retail establishment for some very top flight libations from the LCBO.

It is a mecca for those that like the high end stuff. The building was restored to its former glory.

Hopefully, they can do the same in Fredericton.

Unknown said...

Steve, I have a couple of good shots of the n.b.southern railfan trip to Renforth, on the CNline out of Saint John, I'll have to get the daughter to put them up.