Athens station (Ohio)
|Closed||October 1, 1981|
|Rebuilt||October 30, 1976 (Amtrak)|
Athens B & O Train Depot
|NRHP reference No.||83001944|
|Added to NRHP||January 11, 1983|
Athens station is a historic railroad building in Athens, Ohio, proximate to Ohio University. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1983 as the Athens B & O Train Depot. The path of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks went past this site, before they were removed and the tracks area made a car park.
This building is currently under lease to a private concern.
In most of its years of service, it was a stop on the Baltimore and Ohio's direct route between Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati. It served the daily B&O trains, Diplomat (St. Louis - Jersey City, NJ) and National Limited (St. Louis - Jersey City, NJ). In the last years leading to B&O's yielding routes to Amtrak in 1971, the B&O's Metropolitan (shortened and rerouted: Cincinnati - Washington, D.C.) made stops at Athens station.
- "2 Amtrak Trains on Last Runs". The Mansfield News-Journal. October 1, 1981. p. 30. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Large Turnout for Amtrak Inaugural". The Chillicothe Gazette. November 1, 1976. p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Now You Can Track Down Washington During The Day". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 9, 1976. p. 22. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. June 30, 2007.
- "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Table 42". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 86 (7). December 1953.
- "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Table 2". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 102 (12). May 1970.
- "Washington-Harpers Ferry-Cumberland-Cincinnati". Amtrak. October 31, 1976. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
- Media related to Athens B & O Train Depot at Wikimedia Commons
- Ohio Railroad Structures, by William Eric McFadden