Athens station (Ohio)

Coordinates: 39°19′44″N 82°6′21″W / 39.32889°N 82.10583°W / 39.32889; -82.10583
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Athens, OH
Former Athens station building in 2009
General information
LocationUnited States
ClosedOctober 1, 1981 (1981-10-01)[1]
RebuiltOctober 30, 1976 (Amtrak)[2][3]
Former services
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
Chillicothe Shenandoah Parkersburg
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
toward St. Louis
St. Louis Line Canaanville
toward Cumberland
Athens B & O Train Depot
Athens station (Ohio) is located in Ohio
Athens station (Ohio)
Athens station (Ohio) is located in the United States
Athens station (Ohio)
LocationAthens, Ohio
Coordinates39°19′44″N 82°6′21″W / 39.32889°N 82.10583°W / 39.32889; -82.10583
Architectural styleStick-Eastlake[4]
NRHP reference No.83001944[4]
Added to NRHPJanuary 11, 1983[4]

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 tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad went past this site, before they were removed and the trackbed made a parking lot.

This building is currently[when?] 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).[5] 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.[6]

The station was used by Amtrak's Shenandoah (Cincinnati – Washington, D.C.), operating between 1976 and 1981.[7]


  1. ^ "2 Amtrak Trains on Last Runs". The Mansfield News-Journal. October 1, 1981. p. 30. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via open access
  2. ^ "Large Turnout for Amtrak Inaugural". The Chillicothe Gazette. November 1, 1976. p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via open access
  3. ^ "Now You Can Track Down Washington During The Day". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 9, 1976. p. 22. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via open access
  4. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. June 30, 2007.
  5. ^ "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Table 42". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 86 (7). December 1953.
  6. ^ "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Table 2". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 102 (12). May 1970.
  7. ^ "Washington-Harpers Ferry-Cumberland-Cincinnati". Amtrak. October 31, 1976. Retrieved January 17, 2012.

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