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Why did you come to the new platform ribbon cutting?

Asked at Santa Fe Depot, Seventh and New York streets on December 3, 2011

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Photo of Laura Groves

“It’s important to preserve historic resources — people can understand the present through understanding the past.”

Photo of Cathy Clark

“I used to work here. I haven’t been involved with the group, but It looks like there’s some good work being done.”

Photo of Ruth Hite

“We love the train and appreciate this group fixing up the station.”

Photo of Nathan Anderson

“I’m interested in expanding public transportation. The future is the past — I’d like to see more. ”


riverdrifter 6 years, 5 months ago

Wonder if they pointed out the bullet holes on the west wall? John King was nearby when they shot the place up in the early 1970's. Or was it George Bocquin? I don't remember. I worked there many a day -and night. Danny Kirk was my boss and I would've gone to hell for him if he'd said so. Sonny Baker, Oscar, Juggernot, Caddillac Cal & Amazin Grace, Dennis ("I'll kick your ass!") Thompson, gone, Sonny Sal Vega (killed by a train near Emporia), Larry Ellison, now gone and Jeraldo Hawks -the best hogger there ever was, still lives here in town. Jesse Gaddy -and Conductor Jack Valcour who died in the Lawrence yards, run over by a kicked boxcar, # ATSF 525610. Some things you just do not forget. I loved this place and I still do. Every now and then I'll stop by the depot and go down to the yards. The memories -and the ghosts still come out.

Loki 6 years, 5 months ago

6th!!!!!! Woooooohoooooo!!!!!! Siiiiiixth!!!!!! :):):):):):)

Richard Heckler 6 years, 5 months ago

I see commuter train service on the horizon. In fact I favor spending the $200 million SLT dollars on establishing commuter train service. It would be by far the best bang for the tax buck thus worth pursuing.

Stephen Roberts 6 years, 5 months ago

once again Merrill must be off his meds again. When will he ever learn?

Tgill 6 years, 5 months ago

riverdrifter You of course must remember the biggest idiot of them all the infamous Ted Lane agent at Lawrence for many years..............First time I was in the Lawrence depot to work the bullet holes were pointed out with great pride

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