Newbern–Dyersburg (Amtrak station)
|Address||108 Jefferson Street
Newbern, TN 38059
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||4,192 3.8%|
Newbern Illinois Central Depot
|Location||Jct. of Main and Jefferson Sts., Newbern, Tennessee|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.6 ha)|
|Architectural style||Other, Combination Depot, Craftsman|
|NRHP Reference #||93000213|
|Added to NRHP||March 25, 1993|
The Newbern–Dyersburg Amtrak station is a train station in Newbern, Tennessee, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station is unstaffed; it is a flag stop on Amtrak's City of New Orleans route, where passengers can get on or off a train, but cannot purchase tickets or get baggage services.
It is located in a former Illinois Central Railroad depot, built in 1920, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 25, 1993, as Newbern Illinois Central Depot. The historic Illinois Central depot is a combination depot that accommodated both passenger and freight services in a single one-story building, along with a railroad business office. The brick building replaced a wooden depot building that burned in 1918. It was built to a standard floor plan with little architectural ornamentation, but the windows and eaves show Craftsman influences. Adjacent to the depot building there is a cotton-loading platform where bales of cotton were taken off wagons and transferred to railcars during the era when Newbern was a center for the ginning and shipment of cotton grown in surrounding counties.
Illinois Central passenger train service to the depot ceased in 1965. The building was then used for storage until 1990, when it was acquired by the city of Newbern. It was subsequently restored based on the original architectural drawings. The building now houses the Amtrak stop and a small museum of railroad history that exhibits old photos, railroad tools, uniforms, schedules, and other memorabilia, along with model trains and art work. The depot is a central feature of Newbern's "Depot Days" Festival, held annually in September.
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- "Visitors Guide to the Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum". Visitors Guide to the Middle Mississippi River Valley. greatriverroad.com. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- Newbern-Dyersberg Tennessee Amtrak Station TrainWeb Image #4
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- Amtrak – Stations – Newbern, TN
- Newbern-Dyersburg Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)\
- Visitors Guide to the Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum