Crawfordsville (Amtrak station)

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Crawfordsville
Amtrak Crawfordsville, IN Station.jpg
Mayor (as of 2011) Charles Coons is pictured in front of the Amtrak shelter station at Crawfordsville station
Station statistics
Address 410 North Green Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Coordinates 40°02′41″N 86°53′57″W / 40.0447°N 86.8992°W / 40.0447; -86.8992Coordinates: 40°02′41″N 86°53′57″W / 40.0447°N 86.8992°W / 40.0447; -86.8992
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1926
Closed 1967
Rebuilt 2005–2006
Station code CRF
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,249[1] Increase 4.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
Hoosier State
Terminus

Crawfordsville Station is an Amtrak station on the Cardinal and Hoosier State lines in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

History[edit]

The original station was built in 1926 by the Monon Railroad, which it served until 1967.[2] Amtrak currently uses a shelter station immediately adjacent to the original depot, which is now under private ownership.

Renovation[edit]

The shelter station was in poor condition in 2005 when seniors at Crawfordsville Senior High School began renovating it in a project which soon attracted national attention. They applied for grants and obtained material from local merchants. Trains Magazine reported that the students painted the station, reglazed the windows, repaired the ventilation system and lighting, and planted a flower garden outside, removing 60 bags of trash. The refurbished station had a grand reopening the following May.[3]

In recognition of their efforts, Amtrak gave its "Champions of the Rails" award to the Crawfordsville High School class of 2006.[3] The students spoke to Amtrak officials in Chicago and also travelled to Washington, D.C., to address members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers and of the United States Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Indiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Johnston, Bob (March 2008). "Crawfordsville's high school champs". Trains magazine: p. 41. 

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