Fire destroys western Pennsylvania train station

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PITTSBURGH — A fire has destroyed a former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad train station in nearby Beaver Falls, Pa. The incident happened earlier this week and investigators are calling the building a total loss, CBS affiliate KDKA reports.

Known as the College Hill train station, the two-story P&LE structure opened in 1910 to haul local passengers and students at the nearby Geneva College. The station has not seen regular passenger service since 1985 and was entirely abandoned by the early 1990s.

Firefighters tell local media the biggest problem in this week’s fire was access to the building. There are no hydrants in the area, so first responders had to use a relay pump to supply water, according to the article.

Leaders in Beaver Falls say the building's remains will have to be torn down.

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