When was old Emporia Va passenger station demolished?

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This week I was in Emporia Va. on business and stopped by to see the railroad "station" that now graces that town's business district. This is a modern, wooden structure that even sports a 'tower' on one end. I know that a substantial brick station was built by the ACL about 1932. Does anyone know when this brick station was demolished? This is a great train watching spot...the present building (houses C of Commerce) sports a covered 'porch' the entire length of the track side, about 15 feet from the ROW. CSX/Amtrak traffic was quite heavy.

-- Greg Hodges (ghodges@smpsfa.com), September 14, 2000


In his book "Virginia Railway Depots" Donald Traser says the brick ACL Emporia station was built in 1916, may have been retired in 1963, was still standing in 1966, and was removed by 1975 when Traser first visited the site.

-- Bill Nelson (gnspouselaw@erols.com), September 14, 2000.

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