Green Cove former train station - Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 37.154 W 081° 38.674
17S E 442363 N 4052827
Quick Description: Original 1915 train depot along the Virginia Creeper rails-to-trail
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 3:48:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMCN59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Virginia-Carolina Railroad (aka the Virginia Creeper) was finally (after two bankruptcies) constructed in early 20th century to access the rich old growth timber in the region. The Green Cove station also was the local post office and general store supporting several hundred families. The railroad ceased operation in 1977 after heavy flooding severely damaged the track.

Since then, the route underwent a rails-to-trail conversion to the extremely popular Virginia Creeper Trail (VCT). The old Green Cove station is now a rest stop along the bike trail, managed by the US Forest Service, to offer snacks and drinks.

Station Hours
April thru May 21: Thursday - Monday 10AM - 4PM
May 22 thru October: 7 days a week 10AM - 4PM
November thru March: Closed

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Half museum, half small tourist store


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Virginia-Carolina Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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