Ridgeway-PRR depot

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SST
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Ridgeway-PRR depot

Post by SST » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:22 pm

In 2010 I rode the Toby bike trail out of Ridgeway. The BR&P depot was occupied and in very good shape. The PRR depot on Rt219 was deplorable and unoccupied. Going back and forth to Dubois, Pa, I kept passing the PRR depot and clearly not recognizing it. I thought, this can't be the depot in ruins....this looks to nice. So this past week I passed it again. But this time, I drove over to the BR&P depot to confirm that was the good one. Happy to report it is still standing and in good shape although it is no longer occupied. Up for sale.

This is the BR&P taken this past week: https://i.postimg.cc/RZvVfVrQ/IMG-1255.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No significant changes in appearance so far.

But here is the before and after pictures of the PRR depot. After having lost 2 computers I was surprised that I have memory sticks that had these pictures.
The first two pictures were via my arm through the busted door and just pointing the camera.

Before/inside 1: https://i.postimg.cc/QxHqDsYm/PRR-Depot-inside1.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Before/inside 2: https://i.postimg.cc/j5S7hQGc/PRR-Depot-inside2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Before/outside 1: https://i.postimg.cc/26y1WjZX/PRR-Street-side.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Before/outside 2: https://i.postimg.cc/T325xcP6/PRR-Track-side-view.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The depot is occupied by a painting contractor or something near to that. I tried to go in to get permission to look around by the doors were locked and nobody answered. Outside pics only.

Outside [northerly view]: https://i.postimg.cc/rsdgfLvf/IMG-1258.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Outside [easterly view]: https://i.postimg.cc/FRwn5RbM/IMG-1259.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The condition of this depot to me is amazing compared to 9 years ago. I thought for sure somebody was going to tear it down it was so bad.....at least I thought so. So happy to see it standing in great shape.

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Re: Ridgeway-PRR depot

Post by bwparker1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:55 am

That is amazing it was rehabbed. I used to drive by that on trips between State College, PA to Buffalo NY. Great story with positive ending.

pumpers
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Re: Ridgeway-PRR depot

Post by pumpers » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:33 pm

Funny, I always thought it was "Ridgeway" and would have swore to that, until I looked at the picture just posted and saw the plaques on the station that had "Ridgway". https://i.postimg.cc/FRwn5RbM/IMG-1259.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or maybe I'm just geezing. I had to double check on Google maps to see which was right.

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