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Remembering the romance of the rails in Westminster [Eagle Archives]

On Dec. 26, 1896, an article in the local newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, carried a lead article on the new train station that had opened in downtown Westminster near the intersection of the railroad tracks and Main Street. Sadly, for reasons that no one today seems to fully comprehend, the...

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