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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | November 20, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - For most of the week, the old rail station on the corner of Carlisle and Railroad streets in Greencastle appears as it has for decades, a vacant shell of the past. Once a hub of this small industrial town, the rail station no longer echoes with the whistles of incoming trains. But for three days each week, the station comes alive, and the wood and brick resound with the rhythm of hammering and sawing. For almost two months, Praying Time Ministries has been working to renovate the old building and make it the new site of its church.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 13, 2007
DUFFIELDS, W.VA. - A Civil War-era train station north of Charles Town, W.Va., needs a helping hand to survive. The half stone, half wooden train station was built in 1839 and it's the second oldest "purpose built" train station in the country, said Jack Snyder, a Shepherdstown, W.Va., area resident heading up an effort to save the building. A purpose built train station means it was constructed for that reason, unlike some train station buildings that served other purposes.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
Harpers Ferry may take over, renovate historic train station By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The future is looking brighter for a historic train station here. The superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park said CSX has approved an offer that would allow the park service to take over the 107-year-old station on Potomac Street. Under the deal, the park would acquire the train station and two other historically significant areas in exchange for several acres of federally owned land in Cumberland, Md., in which CSX has been interested, said Superintendent Donald Campbell.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 29, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA.-The National Park Service officially opened the renovated Harpers Ferry train station on Saturday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers competed with passing train whistles for the attention of roughly 100 architects, contractors, engineers, park rangers and residents who attended the event. Peter Dessauer, an architect with the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, said the $2.35 million project started in 2001 and wrapped up earlier this year.
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By PAT SCHOOLEY / Special to The Herald-Mail | April 18, 2010
This is the 180th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. In the 18th century, Keep Tryst Road was the main route connecting Harpers Ferry, W.Va., with Frederick, Md., a part of the longer road from Baltimore to Winchester, Va. It ran along the very southern edge of Washington County near the Potomac River. Enterprises sprang up along the road, taking advantage of the river. Settled just north of a river's bend with views of South Mountain to the east, the Blue Ridge to the south and Elk Ridge to the west, stands Keep Tryst.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
Harpers Ferry offers deal for CSX station By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has offered a deal to CSX that would allow the park to take over a historic train station in town, according to the park's superintendent. Under the deal, the park would acquire the train station and two other historically significant areas in exchange for several acres of federally-owned land in Cumberland, Md., in which CSX has been interested, Park Superintendent Donald Campbell said Wednesday.
NEWS
January 28, 2007
Sunday jazz brunch BRUNSWICK, Md. - Violinist Susan Jones will perform with guitarist Brian Litz. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178. Appalachian Wind Quintet SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Train Station concert series will present Appalachian Wind Quintet. 4 p.m. Train Station, East German Street, two blocks east of Yellow Brick Bank. $15. Call 304-876-9900. 'Loving Art' An exhibition highlighting the large art holdings of William and Anna Singer.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 17, 2008
Want to help? Donations to help save a Civil War-era train station north of Charles Town, W.Va., may be sent to Duffields Station Inc., P.O. Box 1806, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Make checks payable to Duffields Station Inc. Donations are tax deductible. DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Workers have torn off a dilapidated roof and are getting ready to install a new metal one, beginning the restoration of a Civil War-era train station in the community of Duffields. Duffields Station Inc., a local group that purchased the building in hopes of restoring it, contracted with A.E. Piercy of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
A Jefferson County, W.Va., man died when he was struck by a train Thursday evening at the train station in Harpers Ferry, the Harpers Ferry Police Department said. Paul R. Cavalier, 78, of the Summit Point area, was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner, according to a police department news release. Police said they were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. to the train station at 112 Potomac St. for a report of a man who had been struck by a train. An investigation determined that Cavalier failed to notice warning devices and stepped in front of an oncoming northbound train, according to the release.
NEWS
December 14, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley will be in Frederick on Monday for the opening of a new $107 million highway interchange. The interchange at Interstate 70 and Md. 85 is meant to ease congestion and improve driver safety. It also includes an extension of East Street and enhanced access to Frederick's MARC train station. It's known as the "Gateway to Frederick. " The project employed about 500 people.
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