PHOTO GALLERY: Wabash Station anniversary celebration
Saturday, July 17, 2010 | 12:11 a.m. CDT
Richard Wieman played conductor for the day at the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration Friday, taking passengers like Ella Rogers for train rides through the parking lot. "I participated just for the fun of it," Wieman said.
Columbia residents and city officials gathered Friday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wabash Station, which was built with limestone instead of wood or brick. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been an architectural asset to the city since its construction.
Lynn Woodward talks railroad history with John Wilke at the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration on Friday.
Gabe Senecal is delighted to get his hands on the balloon flower he requested when he and his family visited the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration on Friday.
Lea Kleinwaechter, 6, watches the train go round at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The train belongs to Bob McNeill who is a member of the Central Missouri Railroad Association, as well as the Wabash Railroad Historical Society.
Mayor Bob McDavid shakes hands with local historian Bill Clark at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The official groundbreaking for Wabash Station was on July 27, 1909. The station was one of the busiest for its size, and accommodated up to ten trains each day. In 1982, Columbia began using the station for its buses.
Sean Brown, from the city's Public Communications Department, gestures attendees at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee to the "refreshment car"at Wabash Station on July 16.
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