Friday, October 14, 2011

I-95 and Main Street Station - 1976

Mike Robbins provides us with today's great image of Main Street Station across I-95 from June of 1976. Love the billboard! I'll let him describe it:

"Main Street Station in a view across I-95 in downtown Richmond, Virginia, June 1976. You may note that there is passenger equipment located on the platform tracks beneath the train shed. This station was originally built for the SAL and C&O. The station was out of service for many years, due to the James River flood damage from Hurricane Agnes, plus there was a couple of fires at the station too with damage. In 1975 the Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station, located 9.1 miles away to the north, was opened by Amtrak to replace this damaged facility. This station has been restored and is in use today for Amtrak Regional Service with more services to come hopefully in the future. Check out the Jive Cadillac or Kitty with the full size white wall tires and fender skirts rolling along the highway."
Click the photo below for the high resolution image.

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins

1 comment:

  1. There also appears to be a bottle of beer, possibly the photographers, in the foreground