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Save Our Station Public Meeting, May 1st

You are invited to learn the history of our Cheney train depot and explore paths we may take to save our historic structure in or community.  Join us at the Cheney Library meeting room on May 1st starting at 5:15 p.m. to learn about the station and how you can help give it new life.  For information please call Bonnie at 235-8795.

Looking Back – October 12, 1933

On October 12, 1933, twenty-nine freight cars of a Spokane Portland & Seattle train derailed in the rock cut east of Cheney during the night.  There was only one broken jaw, and some cuts and bruises, reported among the fifteen men riding the freight train.  Clearing the wreck and righting the track took sixty-six hours of labor by one hundred men.