There’s hope, once again, that what remains of the old Outer Station could be restored. But, and there’s always a “But”, it might mean it being moved.
Strong community feelings about history and heritage are nothing new in Kingston, thank goodness, and there are plenty of feelings where the station is concerned. That old building has seen so much of our history – sad departures, joyful reunions and the passage of many of Canada’s makers of history.
Those stone walls have resounded so often to the haunting notes of the North American locomotive’s chime whistle, notes that can move old-timers to tears.
Whatever the outcome, let’s hope the building itself is saved. A building so evocative of the vital role of the railroad in Kingston’s history.