Martinsburg station

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Martinsburg, WV
Martinsburg Station.JPG
Martinsburg station and the Martinsburg Shops in 2012
General information
Location229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia
United States
Coordinates39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694Coordinates: 39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694
Owned byCity of Martinsburg
Line(s)CSX Cumberland Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus transport PanTran
Construction
Parking81 spaces
Disabled accessNo[1]
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: MRB
History
Opened1848
Passengers
FY201910,917[2] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Cumberland
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited Harpers Ferry
Preceding station MARC Following station
Terminus Brunswick Line Duffields
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Cumberland
toward Chicago
Main Line Duffields
North Cumbo
toward Chicago
Blairton
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Cumberland Shenandoah Duffields
Caperton Station Hotel
Built1848
Architectural styleItalianate
Part ofBaltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (ID80004415[3])
Added to NRHPDecember 10, 1980

Martinsburg station is a railway station in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States, served by MARC Brunswick Line commuter rail service and Amtrak Capitol Limited intercity rail service. The station has one side platform serving a siding track of the CSX Cumberland Subdivision, with a footbridge crossing the siding and the two main tracks to provide access to the preserved Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops complex.

History[edit]

The historic hotel (left) and modern station addition in 2008

Martinsburg station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel and its sympathetic modern train station addition at 229 East Martin Street in Martinsburg. It is also a contributing property to the Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District.[4] The building is among the oldest surviving railroad stations in the United States.[5]

The station has seen many historic events. In 1862, the hotel witnessed the destruction of the B&O Roundhouses and shops by General Stonewall Jackson, and the following year General Robert E. Lee's army retreated through Martinsburg two blocks west following the Battle of Gettysburg. The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, the first national labor strike, began here. The station is also the portal to the state's first Civil War Trail.

Station layout[edit]

The station is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2019: State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. May 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  4. ^ Historic American Engineering Record (1970). "Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
  5. ^ Harwood, Herbert H. (Spring 1992). "History Where You Don't Expect It: Some Surprising Survivors". Railroad History (166): 103–125. JSTOR 43523701.

External links[edit]

Media related to Martinsburg station at Wikimedia Commons