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Rail Service Company Plans to Turn Henderson's Old Union Station into Office, Community Venue

The 120-year-old station has been mostly vacant since the 1970's

A rail service company plans to breathe new life into Henderson’s historic Union Station. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Railmark Holdings Incorporated has announced that it has chosen the 120-year-old train station as the company’s new home office and a rail service center.

In a release, Railmark also says the south end of the red brick building on 4th St. will be renovated into a community venue sponsored by the non-profit Railmark Foundation.

The venue will include a reconstructed passenger train platform and an interactive educational center commemorating Henderson’s railroad history.

Once a bustling station, the final passenger train pulled out in 1971 and the railroad vacated the building in 1978.

As the station fell into disrepair, the city of Henderson built a replica near the riverfront, which serves as the city’s tourism office.

The Railmark Foundation says the event portion of the renovated station will be designed to serve as a possible future Amtrak or regional rail passenger stop.