1875 to 2007 | Kingston Railroad Station Awards
Built in 1875 by the New York, Providence and Boston RR
Placed on the Register of Historic Places in 1975, by "The Friends of the Kingston Railroad Station"
American Society for Landscape Architects Award 1994, "Restore 94" during the phase one restoration, to the Friends of Kingston Station Inc.
Historic Preservation Award 1998 to RIDOT and to the Friends of Kingston Station Inc.
Rhode Island House Resolution 98-H 9126 Congratulations to the Friends of Kingston Station Inc.
Rhode Island House Resolution; Congratulations ( ISTEA demonstation project) to Senator John H. Chafee
Rhode Island House Resolution 98-H 9126 Congratulations to the West Kingston Fire Dept.
Full House Journal Volume 125, No. 54, Tuesday, May 26, 1998, Fifty-fourth Day
Rhode Island House Resolution for the opening of the RIRR museum from Sen. Jack Reed 6.22.02
Location for the start of NECIP in 1976 ( North East Corridor Improvement Program )
Location for filming John Denver commercial, 1985
Location for demonstration of the X2000, ( Amtrak leased Swedish tilt train for testing on NEC ) 1991
Location for Grand Celebration, rededication, May 31, 1998 ( Hosted by Friends of Kingston Station Inc. )
Location for the first electric testing of an AEM -7, 1999
Location for the first Acela Express testing, October, 1999
|WHEREAS, Senator Chafee, a summer resident
of Matunuck, was a key player in this important local project; and
WHEREAS, Senator Chafee, through his diligent staff and the work of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, was aware of the efforts of the Friends of Kingston Station to save the historic depot which serves the busy Northeast Corridor for Amtrak; and
WHEREAS, Senator Chafee was successful in having the Kingston Station included in the first Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 as a Demonstration /project for Historic Renovation and Development of an Intermodal Center; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby congratulates U.S. Senator John H. Chafee for his success in having the Kingston Station included in the first Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to U.S. Senator John H. Chafee