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Shawmut workers earned good reputation

July 27, 2012

Photo from the St. Marys Historical Society collection - Pictured are workers at the Pittsburg, Shawmut, & Northern Railroad shops on Depot Street. Third from right is Ambrose Foster and at the far right is Charles Garner. No other names are given.

The workers in the St. Marys shops of the Pittsburg, Shawmut, and Northern Railroad, over time, earned quite a reputation for the quality of their work, according to local historian Ray Beimel.
During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, Beimel explained that the railroad's shops were at one time located where the Depot Street parking garage currently stands.
Beimel remarked that while the appearance of the buildings was not impressive, the quality of the work conducted there was top-notch.

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