seems to be a time of change here at the Depot, especially this year.
Perhaps it is something in the air or the return of rain, chilly evenings,
and crisp colors.
It's the time of year we start dusting off the soup and bread recipes;
start bringing in the year's new stock in preparation for Christmas
season (which, for us, doesn't actually start until the day after Thanksgiving!);
and begin planning for the holiday and winter season events and activities.
Whistle Stop Books. After years of trying to decide what to do with
a large library (the result of coming from a family of avid readers),
and with contributions from friends, we have opened a used book shop
in the trackside waiting room of the depot. Whistle Stop Books is intended
to help raise money to cover the costs of the ongoing preservation and
maintenance of the Historic Cambria Depot, including the covering the
cost of the railroad's monthly rent for the land under the building,
help us keep the front end open as a quasi-public space, and help cover
the cost of getting the old girl in shape in time for her 150th birthday
in October, 2017 (Click here
to learn more about the Historic Christiansburg/Cambria Depot.)