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A dream now becoming reality

Pieces to move the historic Cheney railroad depot are beginning to fall into place


April 25, 2019

What started as a desperate dream of salvation over five years ago is fast approaching a reality for Cheney residents and others seeking to preserve the former Northern Pacific Railroad depot.

In an April 18 interview, new Cheney Depot Society president John Taves said the pieces necessary for moving the 92-year-old train station are beginning to fall into place. Those include overtures from the building’s current owner, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, that if completed, could lead the former terminus to taking up residency on 1st Street later this summer.

“This is going to happen quickly...

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