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Depot will be open for tours on July 15

After 16 years of raising funds and slogging through mountains of federal government paperwork and red tape, the restoration of the former Union Station is almost done.

Sixteen years have passed since the historic railroad depot in North Canaan burned down, leaving an emotional and physical gap in the center of town.

After years of fundraising and paperwork and setbacks, work is nearly complete. Sure, there have been plenty of delays. The original deadline has been pushed forward to Sept. 1.

But things are moving along and the depot will definitely be open for tours on July 15, probably from noon to 2 p.m., during the annual townwide Railroad Days celebration. 

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