CHARLESTON WV

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

The major stations serving Charleston, during the golden age of passenger trains.

Chesapeake & Ohio Station
Opened in 1905
Location: 350 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio
Part of building continues in use by Amtrak.

Union Station
Location: Broad St. (now Leon Sullivan Way) and Smith St.
Railroads: Baltimore & Ohio, New York Central, Virginian Railway
Demolished.


CHESAPEAKE & OHIO

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  4  Sportsman             Washington      2:39 am    4:11 am
  1  George Washington     Cincinnati      3:34 am    3:25 am    2:23 am
 16                        Clifton Forge   4:00 am
 14                        Hinton          8:30 am    8:59 am
  7                        Cincinnati      9:14 am
  3  F.F.V.                Cincinnati      9:50 am    9:44 am
  8                        Hinton          2:50 pm
  6  F.F.V.                Washington      5:00 pm    5:05 pm
 13                        Huntington      5:20 pm    6:53 pm
  2  George Washington     Washington     10:25 pm   10:32 pm   11:21 pm
  5  Sportsman             Cincinnati     10:40 pm    9:40 pm
 15                        Huntington     11:23 pm


Passenger service retained by Amtrak in 1971, with the George Washington (renamed the Cardinal in 1977).


BALTIMORE & OHIO

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 36                        Grafton WV      7:25 am


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 35                        Grafton WV      4:15 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1951.


NEW YORK CENTRAL

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

111                        Hitop           5:40 641   5:40 am
  3                        Columbus OH     6:50 am
113                        Hitop           2:50 643   2:30 pm
  9                        Columbus OH     4:45 pm


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

112                        Hitop           9:23 642   9:16 am
  2                        Columbus OH     4:15 pm
114                        Hitop           6:30 644   5:57 pm
  4                        Columbus OH     9:45 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1962.


VIRGINIAN RAILWAY

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  4                        Roanoke         9:15 am


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  3                        Roanoke         4:30 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1956.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

Links to locations of past and present stations and railroads, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

Virginian Railway used trackage rights southeast via New York Central, connecting with its own line.