Anyway, some encouraging news: Hartford Courant
More resources; this link in particular should probably be part of the Saddest Station thread: Great American Stations - Windsor LocksHistoric Train Station To Be Given Second Life
Windsor Locks' historic train station, once an important part of day-to-day life in the town, has been sitting vacant on Main Street since the last ticket was sold at the station in 1971.
Now, after an effort by the town to acquire the building from Amtrak in 2014 and a fundraising push by a group of volunteers called the Save the Station committee, the station will be used again, likely as a shared workspace.
Built in 1875, the station was a hub for Windsor Locks residents looking to travel out of state or to Hartford for business or pleasure.
Amtrak still runs a track through Windsor Locks, but the stop is up the road on South Main Street. First Selectman Steve Warwick said there are plans to build a new train station near the historic station should the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line be built.
This Amtrak site shows the current sad station at WNL, which I used for several weeks when first moving to Hartford. Basically, a bus shelter. However, the site does a great job of talking about the old station, which apparently was used very briefly after A-Day; the building had previously been closed by Penn Central, used for MOW work only.
The station reservation web-site doesn't appear to have been updated yet: http://wltrain.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The article is really unclear as to has Amtrak actually disposed of the station? But it has, according to the Great Stations web-site:
Ultimately, after years of consultation, it was determined that Amtrak, the town, and the WLPA could not come to a satisfactory agreement concerning the future use of the depot or the sale of the land, and in 2011 the preservation group dissolved itself. The town subsequently took on the task of negotiating a purchase or long-term lease of the historic structure, and in December 2014, the property was transferred from Amtrak to the town. Windsor Locks is working to rehabilitate the depot, which could include a visitors center, art gallery, community meeting space and shared work space.