New Book on the Greensboro Depot
Member Kevin von der Lippe and the members of the Greensboro Chapter NRHS have published a new book on the history of the Greensboro Depot in North Carolina, part of the Images of Rail series by Arcadia Publishing. This book features many photos and research from the SRHA Archives and we are proud to have contributed research aid and resources for the authors of the book. Kudos to all involved!
The book is currently available from Barnes and Noble.
Greensboro, North Carolina, is but one of many cities located on former Southern Railway’s Washington-to-Atlanta mainline. Greensboro is not the largest city between these points, but it has the distinction today of having the largest and finest Southern Railway passenger station after Washington. Greensboro has a colorful railroad history that begins in the 1850s and endures to this day. The large depot was built in the mid-1920s to serve the tremendous passenger rail traffic that passed through Greensboro. Its grandeur overshadowed every other depot in the state. Today, thanks not only to Amtrak, which remains to serve the city, but also to the passenger train service that the North Carolina Department of Transportation actively promotes to serve throughout the state, the depot continues to flourish as an icon of Greensboro.