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Rail Station
Danville, VA
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss


Here's the old train station in Danville, VA. Originally, the station served the Southern Railway. The station was built in 1889 still serves Amtrak passengers while also being the home of the Danville Science Center. 04-08

(Far left) Check out the front of the Danville rail station

(Near left) Another view of the rail station

 

 

Peoples Bank
Rocky Mount, NC
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out the People's Bank of Rocky Mount, NC. Check out the ghost sign on the side of the building. 05-08

 

 

Train Station (Gone)
Pulaski, VA
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here are some photos of the old train station located in Pulaski, VA taken while the air was still at 11pm. 05-08

(Far left) A shot of the train station

 

UPDATE 12/08 : A fire destroyed the Pulaski Train Station late Sunday November 16, 2008. According to fire officials, the cause of the fire was accidental and likely electrical related as the flames had sparked in the attic. The stone walls are all that's now left of the train station. According to Roanoke.com, the building that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places originally opened in 1888 and subsequently renovated in the 1980's. Some of the historic artifacts stored inside may have been damaged. 12-08

UPDATE 01/09 : The Pulaski Train Depot will be rebuilt, according to the Roanoke Times. The Town Manager made a statement that the station will have to "go back like it was" to remain on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic train station had been destroyed by a fire on November 17, 2008 and was insured for $800,000. Many thanks to Richard Weiss for update. 01-09

UPDATE 08/13 : The Pulaski Train Station, which burned in 2008, has indeed been rebuilt to look almost exactly like the pre-fire photos.

The station hosts a full service bicycle shop as a trail-head to the Dora Trail connector to The New River Trail (a 57 mile rails-to-trails state park built on the old Pulaski to Galax N&W Railway line). The interior can be rented and outside on the patio can be found live music, festivals, events and celebrations. Also, from April through September, The Marketplace is held every Tuesday, featuring live music, catered food, local artisan beer & wine and local produce and crafts. Additionally, the town constructed the Ratcliffe Transportation Museum, which features a very accurately detailed 80x26ft O-Gauge model railroad reproduction of the Town of Pulaski circa 1930-40. More information can be found at:
http://www.pulaskitown.org/Pulaski_Railway_Station.aspx
http://www.pulaskichamber.info/the-marketplace/
http://www.pulaskibikes.com/
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/new.shtml

Many thanks to hjhanks for update. 08-13

 

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