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Feb 02

Lee Hall Depot Kicks Off First Heritage Program of 2018 Season

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:55 AM by Daniel Kvaternik

Join the Friends of the Lee Hall Depot on Wednesday, February 7, at 7 p.m., as they offer their first railroad heritage program of the 2018 season, "This Old Caboose" at the 1884 Warwick Courthouse.

In December 2015, a 1925 Georgia Railroad caboose was moved from the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in New Kent County to the Norge Depot in Williamsburg, marking the first time a train had come to the station in 46 years. For several years prior to and since the car was donated, the Norge Depot Association has been involved in raising funds for its relocation and now its restoration. Local Historian William Fox will share the saga of this ongoing project.  There are parallels to be learned as the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation continues its effort to refurbish and move its WW II military hospital car to the Lee Hall Depot.  

This event is free and open to the public. The Warwick Courthouse is located at 14421 Old Courthouse Way. For additional information call 757-525-7372.

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