Kemper Street Station

Kemper Street Station (HM12UC)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.377', W 79° 9.412'

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The new Kemper Street Station, which opened on October 31, 1912, was one of many improvements made in Lynchburg by Southern Railway to double track its mainline between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The Rivermont Tunnel, the James River Bridge, and the high steel trestles like those over Fishing Creek and Blackwater Creek were built to bypass the congestion in Lynchburg's Lower Basin where Southern Railway and its predecessors had been located since before the Civil War. Architect Frank P. Milburn (1868-1926) designed this unique two-level station which once served as many as 18 daily passenger trains bearing names, such as the Birmingham Special, the Southerner, the Tennessean, and the Crescent Limited. In 1979 Southern Railway turned over its passenger service to Amtrak.
HM NumberHM12UC
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663125 N 4141538
Decimal Degrees37.40628333, -79.15686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.377', W 79° 9.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 22.62" N, 79° 9' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 825 Kemper St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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