News & Reviews News Wire Hamilton, Ohio, station move appears set for December

Hamilton, Ohio, station move appears set for December

By Trains Staff | November 14, 2022

Structure dating to 1850s will be relocated by about 1,000 feet

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Brick two-story station building next to railroad tracks
The former CSX station in Hamilton, Ohio, on Sept. 12, 2022. The building is slated to be moved in December. Brian Schmidt.

HAMILTON, Ohio — The two structures of Hamilton’s historic railroad station will move in December, the Hamilton Journal-News reports.

City Engineer Rich Engle said Wolfe House & Building Movers had scheduled an early December move, with a more detailed schedule still to come.

The two structures — a one-story and two-story building — will be moved about 1,000 feet from their current trackside location to prepared foundations at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Maple Avenue. The moving company and LRT Restoration are slated to handle the brickwork to connect the structures to the new foundations.

The building dates to the 1850s and has seen visits by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and both Franklin D. and Theodore Roosevelt. CSX donated the structure to the city in 2021 and had asked for it to be moved from its current site by May, but preparations have been complex [“Hamilton, Ohio, station move could come in November,” Trains News Wire, Oct. 2, 2022]. The city has budgeted $2 million for the project, but concerns remain that the project will exceed that figure.

One thought on “Hamilton, Ohio, station move appears set for December

  1. Glad to see that this piece of history is being preserved. So many of these links to our past have been lost. I wish them well.

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