Fire destroys landmark NJ train station

January 11, 2009 2:45:52 PM PST
One of New Jersey's oldest train stations has been destroyed by fire. The Anderson Street rail station in Hackensack was built in 1869 and placed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Fire officials are investigating why the building became engulfed in flames early Saturday morning.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says the station was the second oldest in the states rail system. A station in Ramsey is the oldest.

The Hackensack rail station had been refurbished in 1998.

Hackensack City Manager Stephen Lo Iacono tells The Record of Bergen County that it was a devastating loss for the city because of the rich history of the building.

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