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Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« on: April 23, 2011, 11:07:07 AM »
after years of trying, we finaly found a way into the building. the inside is untouched since the day it closed. a renovation attempt was made, but the gave up on it. the interior is beautiful, and there are tons of old things still left over from when it was in opperation. a truely awsome adventure.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 10:49:45 PM »
so you got in?....wheres the pics....lol
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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 09:31:27 PM »
i will upload them npw sry i forgot to upload them with the originals

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 09:37:13 PM »
here are some of the pics from the inside. as you can see it is untouched by vandals.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 12:43:54 PM »
.75 cents for a whole pizza?! i keed i keed.

place looks sweet!
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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 09:33:50 PM »
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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 05:50:23 PM »
ya and thats only a small section of it. we didnt stay long, but theres alot more to the building

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 03:59:57 AM »
Actually, there is some graffiti in there, but not much.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pWFGRuNmR-o/TbouSOkwazI/AAAAAAAADTg/m83eCREXz-s/s1600/100_3788.JPG

If you zoom in on the photo, you'll see someone as given all the people mustaches.

Other than that, it's an amazing location. If you don't mind, I'll add a few photos from my trip to the train station. I'm not actually sure who you are, but you're local, and there's a good chance I went here with either you, or your friend. Props to you guys for opening her. I'd longed to see the inside for six years.

An old postcard from when the station was operational.



















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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 09:28:08 PM »
and guess who opened up this location! me :3 Im the kid in ademans pic. Just a tip if your going in here, the place is covered in asbestos.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 01:59:44 AM »
Good to see you here, Dimitri. <---Dude's a good kid. If you get the chance, hang with him.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 08:01:09 AM »
Good to see you here, Dimitri. <---Dude's a good kid. If you get the chance, hang with him.

ill second that motion. my best exploring adventures have been with him

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 09:58:40 AM »
Seeing as how its in central falls, im surprised no homeless have taken over.  Great pics that place looks sick.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 10:53:08 PM »
Seeing as how its in central falls, im surprised no homeless have taken over.  Great pics that place looks sick.

actually a while back when origionally scouting it out I ran into two other men (who im guessing were other explorers) and they had been looking for a way in through the elevator shafts on the bottom near the tracks (which there is no way in from there) but anyways we ended up talking and they had said they heard people in there, now I doubt this because prior to me, ademan and sewerrat going in there had been no real entrance.

By the way right at the entrance and throughout the building theres tons of asbestos so make sure to wear your respirator.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 08:27:28 PM »
place seems really cool.  I drive by there a lot because I work with families in CF.  I wouldn't venture there during the night.


I bet you soon, that place will be home to graffiti and homeless.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 02:12:22 PM »
This looks great, I definitely want to check this out. I love old rails and stations (:

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Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 09:14:50 AM »
This looks great, I definitely want to check this out. I love old rails and stations (:
It's easy to do! Lol let me know when you wanna go

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 10:46:05 PM »
unfortunately, i believe taggers got in there too. at least UE ppl got there first.

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2012, 10:40:56 AM »
I remember sometime in the 80s they tried to have a flea market in the old station, which ended up bein short lived. More interestingly though is before they started the flea market it had already been closed for a while... so, me and my explorer friends at the time decided to get in and check it out. We ended up getting the scare of our young lives. We'd heard rumors of some older teens goin in there and getting into cult -like stuff, and it ended up bein true because we heard some people in there, we went in and saw some dudes in makeshift robes with dead stray cats strung up. I remember them yelling and chasing us out of there. I've gone back numerous times since, and I took a bunch of pics of the perimeter that I posted to my Facebook before, but I been anxious to get back inside. I saw someone else post some pics on here of what looked like the old Leroy Theater entrance sign and a jukebox. Is that stuff still inside??

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Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2012, 12:07:04 PM »
There is still stuff inside from the flea market though its not alot. As for any kind of satanic rituals I havnt seen any if that in my travels

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 01:28:44 AM »
-The station was closed in 1960 and no longer contains anything from from when it was a functional train depot. The "contents" you have seen inside are from the numerous flea markets, art festivals and even a couple of "casino nights" that were held inside the station as well as from both Pawtucket and CF "storage".
-Even some of the "art work" you photoed on the wall is not original but left over from a church bazar and casino that was held there. As it happens I am old enough to know the artist and remember when it was done. We harbored the vain hope that there was going to be a life for the depot but, sadly nothing has seemed to work there.
-Over the years when I was growing up in CF I remember that there were also several small fires inside the depot. The news called them "small nuisance fires", that never damaged the structure but burned some contents.
-The blocking up of windows and doors was an on going thing in the 70's and 80's when people were getting in, and there was some concern that trains running beneath the depot would cause an eventual collapse of the dilapidated structure from track and train vibrations.
-Oddly enough, homeless people never seemed to take up residence in the depot, possibly due to the difficulty in gaining access. I remember hearing the stories of the cults from neighborhood kids but that never proved true either.
-I have a few old pictures of the depot when it was working.

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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 12:29:36 PM »
-The station was closed in 1960 and no longer contains anything from from when it was a functional train depot. The "contents" you have seen inside are from the numerous flea markets, art festivals and even a couple of "casino nights" that were held inside the station as well as from both Pawtucket and CF "storage".
-Even some of the "art work" you photoed on the wall is not original but left over from a church bazar and casino that was held there. As it happens I am old enough to know the artist and remember when it was done. We harbored the vain hope that there was going to be a life for the depot but, sadly nothing has seemed to work there.
-Over the years when I was growing up in CF I remember that there were also several small fires inside the depot. The news called them "small nuisance fires", that never damaged the structure but burned some contents.
-The blocking up of windows and doors was an on going thing in the 70's and 80's when people were getting in, and there was some concern that trains running beneath the depot would cause an eventual collapse of the dilapidated structure from track and train vibrations.
-Oddly enough, homeless people never seemed to take up residence in the depot, possibly due to the difficulty in gaining access. I remember hearing the stories of the cults from neighborhood kids but that never proved true either.
-I have a few old pictures of the depot when it was working.

Thanks for the info. Id love to see pics from back in the day if you have them handy

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »
There really is almost nothing original left inside. I've seen photos from before the flea market, and it was completely gutted.

There are some photos of it in operation HERE. I'll second seeing more!

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2013, 08:02:58 PM »
I had a woodshop just around the corner from this for years. everyday i drove by it i thought of how great it would be to get in there. I want in!

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2013, 07:52:51 AM »
From 1992-1995 I lived across the street from the CF train station on Montgomery St.  I don't remember the exact year but I remember within a two month period there were two major fires.  The first one they put out in about 20 minutes and boarded the place up.  The second one burned for about 6 hours and they had companies from Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Attleboro and North Providence there and those are just the fire trucks that I saw.  The whole building was engulfed.  Flames came out of nearly every window.  A day or two later an article in the Pawtucket Times said the building was a total loss and would be condemned.  The place was all boarded up for the longest time.  Then maybe a year or so after I moved out of that neighborhood there were a succession of businesses there.  At least one flea market and at least one farmer's market was there.  I would imagine somebody did some renovations to the building after the fire.  I remember there was a push to have the building restored to it's former glory and serve it's original purpose but not enough backing materialized.  I also remember that some time after the fire but before they put in the high speed trains they took down what was left of those beautiful ornate Victorian stairs down to the platform.  They were all wrought or cast iron, I'm not sure which.  Google has recently added a 45 degree satellite view of the neighborhood that shows the roof very well, particularly where the skylight was ripped out but left on the roof in pieces.   

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2013, 01:21:18 PM »
How can I get in?

Also, I'm looking for the location of the 716 Drain.  Does anyone have this?

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Re: Pawtucket Central Falls train Station
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 09:47:25 PM »
How can I get in?

Also, I'm looking for the location of the 716 Drain.  Does anyone have this?
Well I have both. 716 is a good bit of fun! I hanvt been there in a year or so now, it's near behind that quarry like place near the docks in Pawtucket. I don't remember the street off hand but shoot me a message and I can send you more