Thursday, July 02, 2015

Harpers Ferry WB Waiting Facility

(Train sightings on 8-17-01 and 4-3-15.)

It is August 17, 2001 as MARC Train 877 (GP40WH-2; ex-PC 3198) rounds the curve adjacent to the westbound commuter facility at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. On board are passengers who just moved one day closer to retirement by finishing up their work day. Fourteen years later on April 3, a CSX westbound mixed freight lead by CSX 4734 (SD70AC) heads past the same facility that is starting to show signs of neglect / age. Gone or perhaps just badly faded is the "Harpers Ferry" sign. I had to wonder that with the passenger station fixed up so nicely, will this structure eventually be restored when money becomes available to do so?