Daily Bee Article: Community celebrates railroad heritage – Sandpoint Train Station (Sandpoint Train Depot)
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Daily Bee Article: Community celebrates railroad heritage

Excerpt from article by Ralph Bardholdt published in Bonner County Daily Bee on 5/4/10:

Model of Sandpoint DepotSANDPOINT — You could not tell by looking, but Paul Rechintzer has a rail depot out back. Rechintzer of Sagle, is a train buff, and the author of two books on local rail service.

In the shop behind his home, he hoists a small model of the Sandpoint train depot from a siding the size of a canoe paddle that includes a strip of blue and a few model buildings. “That is the Sandpoint skyline, if you will,” Rechintzer says.

The real depot, a 1916 Gothic-style station is the oldest active depot of the former Northern Pacific railway, used now by Amtrak passengers on a route that connects Portland and Seattle with Chicago.

Its fate is uncertain despite a $250,000 project by the… Read the entire article.

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