Athens station (Ohio)

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Athens, OH
Athens Train Depot OH USA.JPG
Former Athens station building in 2009
ClosedOctober 1, 1981 (1981-10-01)[1]
RebuiltOctober 30, 1976 (Amtrak)[2][3]
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg 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 Train Depot OH USA 2.JPG
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; -82.10583Coordinates: 39°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 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).[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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