Goldsboro Union Station

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Goldsboro Union Station
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Goldsboro Union Station is located in North Carolina
Goldsboro Union Station
Goldsboro Union Station is located in the US
Goldsboro Union Station
Location 101 North Carolina Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°23′5″N 78°0′15″W / 35.38472°N 78.00417°W / 35.38472; -78.00417Coordinates: 35°23′5″N 78°0′15″W / 35.38472°N 78.00417°W / 35.38472; -78.00417
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1907 (1907)
Architect Leitner & Wilkins
NRHP Reference # 77001015[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1977

Union Station in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina was built between 1907 and 1909 at West Walnut and North Carolina Streets to serve the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, the Southern Railway, and the Atlantic and North Carolina Railway. The architectural design is credited to J.F. Leitner's firm, Leitner & Wilkins. It is a two-story brick building, seven bays wide and two bays deep, with a hip roof, flanked by one-story gabled brick wings. It features a three-story central tower and one-story front and rear porches.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

The ACL operated trains on the former Wilmington and Weldon Railroad between Wilmington (the original headquarters of the ACL) and a point near Wilson, where a connection was made to the RichmondFlorida main line.

Southern operated trains from Goldsboro through Raleigh and Durham to Greensboro.

When the station was constructed, the A&NC was controlled by the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS). In 1935 the NS lost control of the A&NC, which was then operated as the Atlantic and East Carolina; it was acquired by the Southern in 1957.

The last passenger train to use Goldsboro Union Station was discontinued in 1968. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is studying the resumption of passenger service from Raleigh through Goldsboro to Wilmington. On August 17, 2007 NCDOT announced that it had purchased the station and would renovate it to serve as a multimodal transportation center.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Goldsboro Union Station" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Future Service". North Carolina Department of Transportation, Rail Division. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ "NCDOT PURCHASES GOLDSBORO'S UNION PASSENGER STATION" (Press release). North Carolina Department of Transportation, Rail Division. 2007-08-17. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
Preceding station   Atlantic Coast Line Railroad   Following station
toward Wilson
Wilson – Wilmington
toward Wilmington