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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Kennebec Central => Topic started by: Allan Fisher on August 22, 2008, 09:47:48 PM

Title: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Allan Fisher on August 22, 2008, 09:47:48 PM
The Kennebec Central had passenger station buildings at Randolph, Chelsea, and Togus. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to how many different station buildings there were at each location over the 36 years of the road's existence.  (Birmingham Road and Pottsville Flag Stops did not have railroad buildings)
Title: Re: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Bill Sample on August 26, 2008, 12:37:26 PM
Allan, I'll guess just one per location.
Title: Re: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Keith Taylor on August 26, 2008, 05:05:18 PM
I'm betting that over the years there were more than one! Replacing depots that are too small is a common thing to do! Also.....you need to be clear on just what is a "station." A station is NOT a building, it is any location listed in the employee's timetable by name. At a "station" you can have a station building or depot. But not always.
Keith
Title: Re: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Mike Fox on August 26, 2008, 06:01:57 PM
I think there were atleast two in Randolph and one building in Togus. I remember reading they had to walk to get from the building to the train. I believe it was a Military building, non-railroad owned.
Title: Re: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Allan Fisher on August 26, 2008, 09:53:14 PM
According to Fourtin Powell's extensive research, there was only one depot building at Randolph and Togus for the entire period the railroad was in operation, and two station buildings at Chelsea - the first built in Sept 1890 and burned by vandals on May 1, 1911, the second was built in 1925.
Title: Re: Kennebec Central Passenger Stations
Post by: Bill Sample on August 27, 2008, 11:14:50 PM
Well, guess I got two out of three - I had better "study" for the next quiz! :)