HIGH SPRINGS – A railroad museum may be in the future for High Springs. The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is looking into the old railroad station, which housed The Station Bakery & Café for several years, in an effort to secure a permanent location for the High Springs Railroad Museum,

City Manager Ed Booth spoke with the building owner on behalf of the CRA and said the owner was interested in renting or selling the building.

CRA members are acting on requests from the public to establish a permanent location for a railroad museum as a way to preserve the importance of the railroad to the community.

Booth said that once the Florida Department of Transportation begins talks with CSX Railroad about the Rails-to-Trails program, he hopes the City will be able to obtain a locomotive from CSX for the museum.

The Railroad Museum and restoration of the front of the Priest Theater are two projects earmarked by the CRA.

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