Henderson Kentucky Railway Express Agency Building with Baggage Carts in the foreground around 1950.
In the heyday of train travel, these structures helped define a community and move it forward. Although many of the great railroad stations and facilities have been restored and re-purposed, many are still in a state of disrepair and decay. In communities where Railmark operates and does business, the Company tries to give back through the preservation of historic railroad structures, local railroad history and historic railcars.
Before Restoration Began
Currently the Company is restoring and re-purposing the 1909 Railway Express Agency (REA) building in Henderson Kentucky. The REA was the forerunner of today's UPS and FedEx, using the numerous passenger trains of the day to express ship packages all over the United States, many were same day delivery. Railmark believes that this needs to be preserved and anticipates the full restoration and re-purposing by the end of 2016.
Working with developing nations preparing a professional, certified and progressive Economic Rail Plan and then assisting them with its implementation and training of personnel. Current projects include three countries in Africa and two in the Caribbean.