N&W station master houses still standing

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There is a house in Rural Retreat that belongs to the NS, is located
adjacent to the Depot, and is locally called “The Section House”. It is
said that the railroad used this as temporary quarters for workers assigned
to the area. I’m pretty sure that no station operators or agents ever lived

The Rural Retreat Depot Foundation would like to have this house, to be
part of our depot restoration project and a key part of Rural Retreat’s
downtown revitalization project. We don’t know how to go about getting it
from NS, so any advice is appreciated.

Frank Akers

The Rural Retreat Depot Foundation






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My name is Alan Mende, and in 1992 I wrote a two-part article in *Railroad
Model Craftsman* on the station master's house at Island Ford, VA.  The
house is on the property of the Coors Brewing Company in Elkton, VA, and I
have been led to believe that the company plans to demolish the building.
At least one individual in the company believes this is a mistake and is
trying to generate interest in its preservation.  Can you tell me how many
other station master houses might still remain, especially in their
original location?

Kindest regards,

Alan Mende
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