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The waiting room at the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway’s Huntington station featured a combination snack bar and newsstand.

Editor’s note: This is the 487th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington scenes.

HUNTINGTON — When rail tycoon Collis P. Huntington purchased a mostly vacant stretch of river bottom to be the western terminus of his Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he ordered the immediate construction of extensive car and locomotive shop facilities, two rows of houses for the railroad’s workers and a three-story passenger station.

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