Steaming into the 21st-century: New look, new purpose for Blair's last train depot

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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am

They were sidetracked but never derailed. They huffed and puffed but kept chugging along. Six years after saving the last train depot in Blair from demolition, preservationists are on track to pull the project into the station and let off steam today.

The 1880 depot — forgotten and ignored for decades, except by historians and railroad enthusiasts — has made the grade as a 21st-century park pavilion with ties to its steel-and-steam past. A community picnic will celebrate the depot's revival.

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