White Sulphur Springs (Amtrak station)
|White Sulphur Springs|
West bound Cardinal at the platform
|Address||315 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||5,204 13%|
White Sulphur Springs Station was built in 1930 (although some sources claim it was built in 1931) by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) to serve passengers on the new Pullman rail coaches to the resort hotel. The current brick building replaced a wooden structure that was built in the early 1900s. It is directly across from the entrance to The Greenbrier Hotel grounds.
The original cottages that eventually expanded to a resort property known as the Old White Hotel, was purchased by C&O in 1910. The hotel was renovated and reopened in 1913 as the Greenbrier. The hotel became a showcase for the railroad company and it was promoted in C&O's timetables and literature. Tracks behind the station were used for parking business-owned and private cars of the wealthy patrons that came to the hotel.
The station building now serves as resort hotel's own Christmas gift shop. The station's peppermint-striped paint job makes it unique among other Amtrak stations.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "White Sulphur Springs, WV (WSS)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Christmas Shop at the Depot". Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- Media related to White Sulphur Springs (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons