J. Douglas Gaylon Depot
|Location||236 East Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Owned by||City of Greensboro|
|Line(s)||North Carolina Railroad|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Parking||22 short term and 80 long term parking spaces|
|Architect||Alfred T. Fellheimer|
|Opened||1927, reopened 2005|
|Passengers (2013)||139,869 3.7%|
J. Douglas Gaylon Depot, is an intermodal passenger transport facility located at 236 East Washington Street in the heart of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The station, which is alternately called Greensboro, is served by three Amtrak trains: the Crescent, the Carolinian and the Piedmont. Prior to this depot opening the train station had been located at the main rail yard about two miles to the west of downtown.
The station was originally built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot. It was a replacement for an 1899 Southern Railway Depot that still exists today, albeit without the gabled-third story and cupola it had in the past. The 1927 depot was donated to the city in 1978, a year before the Southern Railroad finally gave up passenger service. Though efforts to return service to the old station date as far back as 1993, it wasn't reopened to the public until October 1, 2005.
Designed by the New York architectural firm of Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the 1927 Beaux-Arts facade of the Greensboro station features Ionic columns, a full entablature, and a three-story arched entry. Inside, the ticketing area features a vast mural displaying the service area of the Southern Railway system in the 1920s.
- "BUS STOPS AND FACILITIES". Greensboro Transit Authority/Public Transportation Division. City of Greensboro. Retrieved December 2015.
The J. Douglas Galyon Depot building was originally built in 1927 by Southern Railway and renovated between 2001 and 2003.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Greensborough Southern Railway Depot (NCDOT Rails)
- (Preservation Greensboro)
Media related to Greensboro (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Greensboro, NC
- Greensboro Amtrak Station & Former Greensboro Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Greensboro Railroad Stations (North Carolina Railroad Stations)
- Greensboro, NC (GRO) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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