"CSX said we could have it if we moved it, then they came back and said they'd give us part of the right of way to move the station onto," said Cronin, whose organization became partners last year with the historical society to save the depot.
Several state grants and individual donations totaling more than $100,000 have enabled the two groups to move forward and get the station moved.
"For all of its problems, it is as sturdy a building as it was when built in 1885," Cronin said. "Other buildings rock when trains go by, but not this one."
A new foundation will have to be dug, and Cronin estimates that the moving and restoration could cost as much as $500,000.
"We're also hoping to get services in kind," said Cronin, who also writes a column for The Record, a weekly newspaper that covers Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Perryville and Port Deposit.
Cronin said that the station, whose lower half is brick, will have its remaining facade returned to its original harvest gold color. The trim work will be gray.
"The wonderful part is it'll look the way it was when built: a typical Furness building," she said.
Cronin is hopeful that the restored station will be used as a community gathering place.
"Some of these old railroad stations have been used for restaurants or offices. We're going to put it back into good shape and see what happens," Cronin said. "It's amazing how sturdy it is after all these years with nothing being done to it."
"It's full steam ahead," said Livezey.
"We're hoping that people who hear of the project will donate things such as wooden stamps and tickets that would have been in the trainmaster's bay," she said.
"We heard a rumor that someone may have the old gooseneck lamps that lined the old platform, so we're onto that," Livezey said.
Cronin added: "We still have to jump through a lot of hoops, but I'm very hopeful."