Alderson station

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Alderson, WV
Alderson, WV train station.jpg
Trackside view of the depot.
Location1 C&O Plaza
Railroad Avenue and Greenbrier Street
Alderson, WV
Coordinates37°43′27″N 80°38′40″W / 37.72417°N 80.64444°W / 37.72417; -80.64444Coordinates: 37°43′27″N 80°38′40″W / 37.72417°N 80.64444°W / 37.72417; -80.64444
Line(s)CSX Alleghany Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
Station codeALD
Opened1896, 2004
Passengers (2017)449[1]Steady 0%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal White Sulphur Springs
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Ronceverte

Alderson is an Amtrak station in Alderson, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. It is located at 1 C&O Plaza, and functions as a request stop. The station is a contributing property within the Alderson Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since November 12, 1993.[2]

A view of Alderson, WV depot and a portion of the tracks from the crossing to the historic 1914 Memorial Bridge.

The wood frame depot, originally built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in 1896, is typical of a standard station built on the C&O system between 1890 and 1914. It features board and batten walls, decorative brackets, fancy stick work on the gable ends and deep eaves. The railroad enlarged the structure in 1924.[3]

Amtrak began serving the community on April 29, 1979.[4] Between December 4, 2001 and the second half of 2004, service to the station was suspended, partially due to painting that changed the station from white to orange. It was Amtrak's third least-busy station for fiscal year 2014.


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Alderson, WV, station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Alderson Service (Amtrak NEWS, April 1979)". Amtrak History & Archives. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

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