Union Station (Petersburg)

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Petersburg Union Station
Petersburg Union Station.jpg
Petersburg Union Station in 2005
Union Station (Petersburg) is located in Virginia
Union Station (Petersburg)
Location River Street & Third Street, Petersburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°14′3.4″N 77°24′9.2″W / 37.234278°N 77.402556°W / 37.234278; -77.402556Coordinates: 37°14′3.4″N 77°24′9.2″W / 37.234278°N 77.402556°W / 37.234278; -77.402556
Built 1909-1910
Architect Norfolk and Western Railway
Governing body Local
Part of Petersburg Old Town Historic District (#80004314[1])
Designated CP July 4, 1980

Petersburg Union Station is an unused train station in Petersburg, Virginia. It was originally built in 1909–1910 for the Norfolk and Western Railway, replacing an earlier structure damaged by a flood.[2] The station remained in use until the formation of Amtrak in 1971, when passenger service on the Norfolk and Western's tracks ended. It saw a brief revival in 1975–1977, when Amtrak operated the Mountaineer between Norfolk and Cincinnati, Ohio.[3]

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad also used Union Station for a time; the ACL's line curved off to the northeast while the Norfolk and Western's ran east–west.[4][5] The Atlantic Coast Line used a new station from 1955 on.

The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, the third railroad to serve Petersburg, had two stations (Market Street and Donlap Street) near downtown.[6] Union Station is located along the northeastern edge of the Petersburg Old Town Historic District.[7]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Willoughby, Laura E. (2006). Petersburg. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-4285-7. , pp. 103.
  3. ^ Amtrak (May 15, 1975). "All-America Schedules". Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "American architect and architecture" 120. 1921. , pp.15
  5. ^ "Petersburg Passenger Station". Virginia Tech ImageBase. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ Seaboard Air Line Railway Freight and Passenger Station. City of Petersburg. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  7. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Petersburg Old Town Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map