© Submitted photo
This photograph of the Murray River train station was taken in the 1960s.
Editor: Hello from the Friends of the Murray River Train Station. With so much energy being invested in the work of saving the building, we wanted to take a minute to say “hello” and share an update on the project.
The newly formed Friends of the Murray River Train Station is a group of volunteers who are working with the Village of Murray River to hopefully save the 1904 Murray River CN Station.
A small group of volunteers have been working hard for the past few months to save the station and we wanted to let folks across the Island know about what we are doing.
This project has tremendous potential beyond simply saving a historic railroad building and that it will become a new focal point for the community. To share the story of the station as well as updates on the project, we’ve set up a website and are updating it regularly: http://murrayriverstation.com/
To date, a lot of our focus has been on the physicality of actually protecting the station while the surrounding buildings were removed and the site tidied up. We’re so proud to acknowledge the dedication of the band of volunteers who work on the site every day. All of the labour on the station site is volunteer. All of the money invested in the project to date has been donated.
We really want to acknowledge everyone for his or her keen interest in the project. It’s easy to measure this enthusiasm for the station by the positive feedback we hear in those conversations on the station site and around the community.
In the very near future, there will be a public meeting where we can plan the future of the project and welcome new volunteers, their experience and their ideas. As soon as we have a date and location set, we’ll be posting them on both the Station and Murray River websites and also here in the newspaper. Stay tuned.
(For the Friends of the Murray River Train Station)