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#61 VentureForth

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:23 PM

Also, reports are that a third daily Piedmont will start in June. Combined with the Carolinian, this will provide four daily Charlotte-Raleigh frequencies.
 
I don't think anyone will really miss the 1950 Southern station that Amtrak has been using since 1986, but if so, get your photos now. It will be torn down in a few months so that the NS freight main line can be relocated. Ironically the 1942 Seaboard station (used by Amtrak 1971-1986) and the 1890 Union Station will outlive the Southern station. The 1942 and 1890 stations were repurposed.


The Southern station has a unique after-thought picture window corridor outside of the brick building. I like it, but it's unsuitable for the traffic it sees. I found the repurposed 1942 station, now home to Logan's One Stop Garden Shop. I can't find the 1890 station. Where is it? EDIT: Oh my. It's not that ugly building on the corner of Dawson & Martin, is it?

They didn't keep much of that "historic brick warehouse" did they? Barely kept the shape.

Edited by VentureForth, 06 March 2018 - 12:32 PM.

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#62 John Bobinyec

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:50 PM

The only thing left after they stripped the warehouse was a few skeletal girders.  It might have been cheaper just to raze the whole thing and start from scratch.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:51 PM

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Yes, Dawson & Martin. But the building was severely remodeled (ruined?) when it was repurposed. Here's what it originally looked like.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:10 AM

In-service date for new station is postponed to "second half of May" (literally what the City spokesman said).



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

The new Raleigh Union Station will open to passengers on July 10.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:35 PM

I went to orientation this morning to be a host at the new station for the rest of the week, and weekend.  Things were hopping this morning.  The last train to the old station should be the Silver Star #91 tonight.  After that, everything will be moved to the new station, including the computer equipment.  The first train departing the new station tomorrow morning will be Piedmont #73 at 6.30 a.m.

 

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Old: Phoebe Snow (EL), Montrealer (AT), Laurentian (D&H)

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Modern: Ocean (VIA), Silver Star, Capitol Limited, Texas Eagle, Autotrain, Carolinian, Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, Lake Shore Limited

 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

I went to orientation this morning to be a host at the new station for the rest of the week, and weekend.  Things were hopping this morning.  The last train to the old station should be the Silver Star #91 tonight.  After that, everything will be moved to the new station, including the computer equipment.  The first train departing the new station tomorrow morning will be Piedmont #73 at 6.30 a.m.
 
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Won't Piedmont #78 be the last train to use the old station?
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

Yes - forgot about the schedule change.  Whichever is later, 78 or 91 - that'll be the last one.

 

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Old: Phoebe Snow (EL), Montrealer (AT), Laurentian (D&H)

RBBB: St. Petersburg - W. Palm Beach, Lakeland - Atlanta, Baltimore - NYC, Rochester, NY - Hartford, Albuquerque - Salt Lake City, Denver - Chicago

Modern: Ocean (VIA), Silver Star, Capitol Limited, Texas Eagle, Autotrain, Carolinian, Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, Lake Shore Limited

 





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