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CSX Freight Depot, Spruce Pine, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PFF
N 35° 54.960 W 082° 04.206
17S E 403450 N 3975160
Quick Description: Wood-Stucco depot, built in 1909 to serve Mitchell County, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 7:14:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM1KA1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 163

Long Description:
The town of Spruce Pine traces its beginning to the arrival of the Clinchfield Railroad. This depot originally handled passenger traffic, but now is used as a dispatch center for a busy CSX freight line.

The depot is located on the lower street of the central business district (Locust Street).

In order to climb to Spruce Pine from Marion, trains must use "The Loops"--a series of switchbacks and tunnels below the Orchard at Alta Pass. The elevation change is 1500 feet, and it must be accomplished in a relatively short distance.

The website link will take you to a directory of known railroad depots and other rail-related structures in North Carolina. The list is sorted by county. There is a link to photographs of the stations. The photo section is sorted by city/town, and contains both recent and historic pictures.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Clinchfield

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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