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Bessemer train depot could get new life in new railroad park

Bessemer Train Depot
Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

A nonprofit group in Bessemer is hoping to create a new park built around a train depot.

The Bessemer Redevelopment Corps recently purchased the city’s train depot with the intent to make it a community and cultural hub.

The depot has been out of commission since it caught fire in 2017.

WIAT-TV reports backers of the idea are calling it the future Railroad Park of Bessemer.

They're also considering having a sustainable hydroponic garden to help offer food to residents in surrounding neighborhoods.

Monica Nakashima is a news intern for Alabama Public Radio.
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