Alderson station

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Alderson WV Depot - Trackside.jpg
Trackside view of the depot.
Location 1 C&O Plaza
Railroad Avenue and Greenbrier Street
Alderson, WV
Coordinates 37°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
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code ALD
Opened 1896, 2004
Closed 2001
Passengers (2017) 449[1]Steady 0%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago

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]

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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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