Thurmond

Thurmond is an Amtrak station in Thurmond, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. The station is located on CSX's New River Line.

It is one of Amtrak's least-busy stations (it was the second least-busy for fiscal year 2006, after Greenfield Village, Michigan, which was less traveled because it had been discontinued from the Amtrak regular schedule in April 2006 (being open only to groups after that point).

It was Amtrak's least-busy station among the ten West Virginia stations in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of 1 passenger per calendar day. Of the 509 stations served by Amtrak in 2010, Thurmond was the second least-used station; only Sanderson, Texas, has a lower passenger volume.

The long, narrow two-story slate-roofed wooden structure, built in 1905 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, also houses a railroad museum and a visitor center for the New River Gorge National River. The depot features a projecting bay that served as a signal tower. The interior originally possessed three waiting rooms: one for white men, one for white women, and one for African-Americans. The building was renovated in 1995. It is a contributing structure in the Thurmond Historic District.

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