Sepia Saturday - Presidential Train Station
|Postcard: L. Bograd|
The above postcard shows presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt campaigning at the Newburyport, Massachusetts train station in 1912. The President would have made 14 other stops that day, including one here in Salem, in his failed attempt to retake the White House under the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party.
Below is a postcard of the train station as is was back then at the Washington Street crossing. Roosevelt was speaking just to the right of the canopy. The rail line beyond crosses Merrimac Street then crosses the Merrimack River on the trestle as seen in the lower photo. This area where the old train station was, is now wooded and part of the Clipper City Rail Trail.