Raleigh's new station: an urban gem

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 “North Carolina’s showstoppers” (November Trains, pages 16-17) explains how Raleigh Union Station and an additional Piedmont round trip between the state capital and Charlotte, N.C., have positioned the city and rail service for growth. Here’s a closer look at how a former warehouse has become a masterpiece that celebrates the passenger train.

Bob Johnston

With Raleigh Union Station’s main building in the background, Piedmont No. 77, the new 3 p.m. departure for Charlotte, backs in to North Carolina’s only high-level platform on July 23, 2018.

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