• White River Jct Yard Office Razed?

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  by NellsChoo
Hello all

I read somewhere that the old B&M yard office up in White River Jct VT was razed. I haven't found anything online confirming this... can anyone here do so?

  by Dick H
Post on VRS and Rutland Railroad Yahoo Group on May 16th 2012
Thanks to Scott Whitney for the information.

Historical day in White River Jct.
Posted By: sjwhitney
Wed May 16, 2012 5:50 pm |

Today marks a dark day in White River Junction history as the venerable two
story yar tower between the former B&M yard and CV mainline was finally torn
down. The structure, which once graced the cover of Model Railroader magazine,
had fallen into disrepair over the years and the final straw was when local
youths tied (and failed) to burn it down. After a short investigation it was
confirmed that the structure was indeed on former CV (now New Engkand Central)
property and thusly they decided it should go.
  by NellsChoo
OK, so it is confirmed. What a shame... I was a bit suprised not to hear more about this. I guess you have to be into old structures... At least I have my little N scale version!

  by Dick H
Old railroad structures no longer used become a magnet for the vandalism crowd.
Once the first window is broken and not quickly repaired, it is all downhill from
there. Nice N Scale building and loco from Nells. Thanks for the photo.
  by Noel Weaver
It has been many years since the B & M Yard Office has been used. I think the last days of staff in WRJ the remaining employees were in the passenger station on the second floor. My guess is at least 20 years of non use.
Noel Weaver