Future Depot Work
While much has been accomplished at the Depot, there is a lot that is still in the planning stages.
Some of these projects include:
- FLAGMAN'S SHANTY: The Depot has acquired a rather deteriorated Lackawanna Railroad grade crossing flagman's shanty. It has been restored and is on display at the entrance to the Depot grounds.
- CABOOSE: We acquired NYC Caboose 19509 built in 1915. In 2005, the caboose was trucked to the Depot from Deansboro, NY. It was in rather poor condition. The interior was in much better condition than the exterior. We have completed the restoration of the exterior. The siding on the long sides has been replaced. The framing on those sides was replaced as needed while the siding was off. All windows have been either restored or replaced. The cupola had completely disintegrated. It has been completely rebuilt. The platforms and exterior metal work have all been replaced as well as having a new roof installed. The exterior has been painted and lettered. This winter will see the continuation of interior restoration. The caboose will be used as a stationary exhibit at the Depot. Photos of the caboose's trip to the Depot are in the Photo Gallery.
- FLAT CAR: We have acquired a 1929 military flat car that was last used by the Lowville & Beaver River Railroad. This car is positioned just north of the caboose. It has been painted and a new deck has been installed. It has a removable "band shell" for summer concerts and other events.
- TRACK WORK: We have constructed a1400' runaround track
and two storage sidings that total 850 feet . The runaround will be used by the two railroads that use this line: MA&N and the Adirondack Scenic. The storage sidings will be available for use by the above railroads and for any rolling stock acquired by the Depot.
- TY GWAITH CREFFT YN REMSEN: We are in the early stages of planning a "new? Depot Street. This area is
conceived to include a mix of early 20th century small town America buildings. This village will reflect Remsen?s
strong Welsh ties by including many Welsh products as well as Welsh artisans and visiting performers. It will include
a number of small shops with artisans and craftspeople demonstrating and selling their products. Some buildings will
be for period historic interpretation. The village will also include interior and exterior performance areas. In addition,
there will be a restaurant/pub, gallery and workshop space. Click here for more
- TURNTABLE: Our turntable pit (1903) does not have any of the
steel. We continue to look for the bridge for a 71' turntable. Click here for a present picture.
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