05/04/09 158 W, 3 I - + 13 - 12 Union Station


Random trivia. The building beside Station 1 at the corner of West Martin and South Dawson streets is a section of Union Station, built in 1890 by the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. As this Wikipedia page notes, it also served Norfolk Southern and Southern railways, with a total of four tracks. It was a stub-end station, versus run-through, which is why replacements were built in 1942 and 1950. The head-house survives, and is an office building. The platform area behind the original station was redeveloped. Click to enlarge a postcard scan found on eBay, as well as the Wikipedia photo of the current building:
 

Vintage postcard / Wikipedia photo
 
This Sanborn Map from 1914 shows the above building, the shed and platform, and the tracks that entered the structure. If memory serves, a small section of track is still visibile in the pavement. Might be a block west, from the rear of the old platform. Click to enlarge:
  






  
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