Thurmond station

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Thurmond, WV
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Thurmond WV Depot.jpg
Looking southeast across the train tracks towards the Thurmond station building
LocationCounty Route 25 & County Route 2, Thurmond, West Virginia
Owned by National Park Service
Line(s) CSX New River Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3 (1 unused)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes, extremely limited
Other information
Station codeTHN
History
Opened1905, 1977 (Amtrak)
Rebuilt1995
Passengers
2018285 [1] Decrease2.svg 17.4%(Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Montgomery
toward Chicago
Cardinal Prince
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Charleston
toward Chicago
James Whitcomb Riley
1977
Prince
Preceding station Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Following station
Hawks Nest
toward Cincinnati
Main Line Prince
Thurmond Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Station
USA West Virginia location map.svg
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Location Thurmond, West Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°57′26″N81°04′44″W / 37.95722°N 81.07889°W / 37.95722; -81.07889 Coordinates: 37°57′26″N81°04′44″W / 37.95722°N 81.07889°W / 37.95722; -81.07889
Built1905
ArchitectChesapeake and Ohio Railroad
Part of Thurmond Historic District (ID84003520)
Added to NRHPJanuary 27, 1984 [2]

Thurmond is a train station in Thurmond, West Virginia, United States, that is served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The Cardinal , which runs three times each week between Chicago, Illinois and New York City, New York, passes by the station three times each week in both directions. The station is on CSX Transportation's New River Line and is located on the east bank of the New River.

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Traffic

It is one of Amtrak's least-busy stations, it was the second least-busy for fiscal year 2006, after Greenfield Village, Michigan, which was less traveled because it had been discontinued from the Amtrak regular schedule in April 2006 (being open only to groups after that point). [3] Of the 509 stations served by Amtrak in fiscal year 2012, Thurmond was again the second least-used station, just ahead of Sanderson, Texas. [4] [5]

History

The long, narrow two-story slate-roofed wooden structure, built in 1905 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, also houses a railroad museum and a visitor center for the New River Gorge National River. The depot features a projecting bay that served as a signal tower. The interior originally possessed three waiting rooms: one for white men, one for white women, and one for African Americans. [6] The building was renovated in 1995. It is a contributing structure in the Thurmond Historic District. [7]

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References

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  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. "Amtrak System Timetable: Spring 2005 - Summer 2005". April 25, 2005. p. 80. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  4. "Great American Stations: Thurmond, WV (THN)". Amtrak . Retrieved November 19, 2013.
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