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What Inspired the Design of this Site

The original station located in Angelica, NY was of wood construction.



Fire consumed this structure on Monday, January 24, 1910.



It was replaced by a brick structure that included ornate leaded glass windows.



This station lasted to the final days of the railroad and still stands today in 2016.



In coming up with a website design, the webmaster wanted to capture the feeling of the Angelica depot with its brick construction and leaded windows.  The content of each page appears in the "window," with the brick walls around it.

The banner (station sign) at the top of the site was inspired by the way that the Shawmut painted its boxcars and reefers prior to WWI.  A very large "SHAWMUT" was flanked by smaller "Pittsburg" "& Northern" lettering.



Both the Wells Fargo and Railway Express Companies operated over the Shawmut.  All stations included signage similar to that shown here.
 
January 2019 Vol. 39, No. 1 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
March 2019 Vol. 39, No. 2 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
May 5, 2019 Annual Meeting.  3PM at the Fairgrounds in Angelica. Departed
June 2019 Vol. 39, No. 3 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
July
15-20, 2019
Fair Week.  All equip- ment and the museum will be open to the public daily, 12 Noon-8PM duing the Allegany County Fair, Angelica, NY Departed
Sept. 2019 Vol. 39, No. 4 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
Sep. 15, 2019 Shawmut Days in St Marys.  Visit the Bucksgahuda & Western in the afternoon. Departed
Nov. 2019 Vol. 39, No. 5 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
January 2020 Vol. 40, No. 1 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Arriving Soon
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