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The Rural Retreat Depottm is our pride and joy, but others are working on their treasures as well.  On this page you will find tracks that will take you to see what other heroic groups are doing to save their heritage.  Here is a map of the N&W in 1957, and site links follow below. Enjoy!

Boones Mill, VA.  Mike Smith and his friends saved their depot just in the nick of time.  Click here to read a recent article in the Roanoke Times.

Cambria, VA.  Our 'Sister' depot, also of Italianate design was repurposed as a home with attached rental office space.  Beautifully restored, you can read about it by clicking on this link and scrolling down a little. 
Here is a link to Cambria's Historic Registry application.  It has a lot of detailed, relevant history and architectural info about Rural Retreat as well: 154-0048-0001_Christiansburg_Depot_1985_Final_Nomination.pdf
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Boyce, VA.  Our friend Frank Scheer restored the Boyce Station and made it into the Railway Mail Service Library.  Frank and his depot were featured in an article in the Winchester Star.  You can read the text of the entire article here: Boyce__VA.pdf
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  You can also view the Railway Mail Service Library's Annual Report for 2012: Railway_mail_service_library_2012_report.pdf
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Pulaski, VA. The Town of Pulaski also came about because of its train station.  Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley spoke to our Depot Foundation on Feb. 25, 2013 about his town's efforts to restore the Pulaski Depot.  For more information please click here.

New track is under construction:  As we become aware of more depot projects down the line we will post them here.  If you are involved with another depot project we would like to feature it here, so please send an email to
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