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Henry
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« Reply #20 on: Sep 5th, 2012, 11:09am »
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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:30:18 -0400
From: Mike Dickinson  
Subject: Jamestown Station Reopening
 
 
Update on the Jamestown Station reopening. This was scheduled for 9/13/12 but has been delayed until October sometime. I have no more information on why. If anyone has more information let us know.
Mike Dickinson
Jametown New York
 
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« Reply #21 on: Oct 4th, 2012, 4:37pm »
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Thanks to Ron Dukarm on the erielack list for passing this on.
 
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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:20:46 -0400
From: Ronald
Subject: (erielack) Jamestown Ribbon cutting date change
 
Subject: Train Station Ribbon cutting change
 
Good Morning, due to scheduling changes for some of our government official we are having to change the date for the ribbon cutting of the Gateway Station.  We will no longer have the ribbon cutting on Friday, October 12 the new date will be Friday, October 26 at 10:30 am.  I would respectfully ask that you forward this information to as many people as possible.  If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call.  Thanks and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Lee
 
 
Lee D. Harkness
Executive Director
Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation
19 W Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 664-2477, ext. 223
Fax: 483-6175
www.discoverjamestown.com


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« Reply #22 on: Oct 8th, 2012, 12:15pm »
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Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:27:01 -0400
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Train Station Ceremony Delayed (Jamestown, NY) (rshsdepot)
 
 
Train Station Ceremony Delayed
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/611342/Train--Station--Ceremony-Delayed.html?nav=5057
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 9th, 2012, 4:29pm »
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Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:22:01 -0400
From: Mike Dickinson  
Subject: Jamestown Station Update
 
 
Good news everyone. I talked to Lee Harkness today. He confirmed that the opening is set for October 26 at 10:30 AM. He has also given me permission to display my Jamestown Station module. Now to get to work and correct or repair mistakes. Anyone who happens to be in the area please stop by and say HI.
Mike Dickinson
Jametown New York
 
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 23rd, 2012, 1:23pm »
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Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:24:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Hollritt  
Subject: As Train Station Grand Opening Nears, Author Sees A Future For Railroad
 
 
Story about the former railroads near Jamestown, NY.
 
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/612017/Railroad-Believer.html?nav=5192
 
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 26th, 2012, 8:45pm »
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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:35:12 -0400
From: Josh Stull  
, anthraciterr AT yahoogroups DOT com,
 anthracitehistory AT yahoogroups DOT com, All_Aboard@yahoogroups.com
Subject: (EL) Railroad station restored in Jamestown (NY)
 
 
(EL) Railroad station restored in Jamestown (NY)
Jamestown is celebrating the unveiling of a train station restored to its
glory days of yesteryear. Friday was the grand opening and ribbon cutting
of Jamestown Gateway, once known as the "Erie Lackawanna Railroad Station.
It stood vacant for several years and then received $12 million worth of
improvements. Officials were proud to unveil this repolished jewel.
 
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/southern_tier/railroad-station-restored-in-jamestown
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 12:29pm »
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Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 19:55:41 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
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Subject: Jamestown (NY) Can Toot Its Own Horn (rshsdepot)
 
 
*Jamestown (NY) Can Toot Its Own Horn*
 
As I walked down Lafayette Street in Jamestown, I heard the whistle of the
approaching train, a sound not heard for far too many years. I opened the
door and entered the train station - it looked as I remembered it 75-plus
years ago. I sat down on one of the benches, as alien to the human back now
as it was then. The station was bustling with humanity of all ages, sizes,
and shapes, reminiscent of an era of which my middle-aged offspring have no
knowledge or recollection.
 
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/612702/Jamestown-Can-Toot-Its-Own-Horn.html?nav=5006
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 1:32pm »
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Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:29:46 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
 "rshsdepot AT lists DOT railfan DOT net" <rshsdepot@lists.railfan.net>,
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Subject: Answering Questions (Jamestown, NY railroad station)
 
 
*Answering Questions (Jamestown, NY railroad station)*
 
The opening of the train station has created a number of questions and I
thought I would try and answer at least some of them. By Lee Harkness -
DJDC executive director.
 
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/612756/Answering-Questions.html?nav=5057
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
 
 
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 16th, 2013, 7:40am »
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Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:58:02 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Gateway Train Station (Jamestown, NY) To Participate In National Train Day (May 11, 2013)
 
 
Gateway Train Station (Jamestown, NY) To Participate In National Train Day
(May 11, 2013)
 
The Jamestown Gateway Train Station will be participating in National Train
Day. The event will honor the history of railroading in Jamestown, as well
as the entire country. Part of a national celebration, the Jamestown event
will be held at the newly renovated former Erie Lackawanna Train Station
located at 212-217 West Second St. on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/617826/Gateway-Train-Station-To-Participate-In-National-Train-Day.html?nav=5057
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
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« Reply #29 on: May 3rd, 2013, 11:49am »
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Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 01:34:57 -0400
From: Josh Stull  
 "rshsdepot AT lists DOT railfan DOT net" <rshsdepot@lists.railfan.net>,
Subject: Renovated (Jamestown, NY) station to hold National Train Day event (rshsdepot)
 
 
Renovated (Jamestown, NY) station to hold National Train Day event
All of this and much more will be celebrated at this year's National Train
Day celebration on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 211-217 W.
Second St. in Jamestown. This will be an open house for the newly-renovated
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Station.
 
http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/584288/Renovated-station-to-hold-National-Train-Day-event.html?nav=5053
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
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« Reply #30 on: Jan 17th, 2017, 12:06pm »
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Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:32:22 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Erie RR, Jamestown, NY
 
 
City Officials Working Toward Train Depot Station
< https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNDYxNzkxNTI2NTQ1NDU3NTQyODIcZWI1MDJlZThhNzZlOGUzMDpjb206ZW46VVM6Ug&usg=AFQjCNGPKsZ5MOwGEZby2IKDVRhAczPCOg>
Jamestown Post Journal
With the renovation of the former *Erie*-*Lackawanna* Train Station, which
is being transformed into the future home of the National Comedy Center,
and ...
 
 
http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
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« Reply #31 on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 9:26pm »
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As nice as this is, it's sad that Jamestown rests on the illusion of tourism sustainability to keep the tax rolls full. Growing up there and spending a good bit of time in the city, seeing it's seemingly perpetual decline is truly sad. Construction of slums along Buffalo at Allen, the closing of fire stations, a rampant string of murders and meth lab fires in what once were really nice houses... no good jobs plus insanely high taxes makes for a bad scene. The furniture expo building rotting away infested with mold, the demolition of the Dahlstrom plant, buildings in downtown so decrepit they collapse..... what a sad story for what not long ago was the furniture manufacturing capital of the world. The birthplace of Crescent Tool, home of Marlin Rockwell, Broadhead Worsted Mills, Art Metal, and countless other manufacturing plants.
 
At one time 3 common carrier railroads existed in the city and close suburbs- Erie, JW&NW, and DAV&P (NYC), along with the two interurbans and city streetcar system. Almost all of the infrastructure supporting a potential industrial resurgence has gone back to nature or residential development. Thankfully the WNY&P has stayed the course through the gutting of the coal traffic and continues to provide a lifeline to the last bastions of light industry remaining.


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