City of Greensboro
Posted on 13 Jan ’12 by Earl Moore
At work I park in a small lot just across from the Salisbury Train Station.
When my timing is right, which it often is, there will be a train stopped at or passing through the station as I arrive. This is engine 1810 (City of Greensboro) F59PH [Built 1988 for Go Transit, rebuilt 2010 for NCDOT], pulling the NC AMTRAK Piedmont, running daily from Raleigh, NC, to Charlotte, NC and from Charlotte to Raleigh.
Other passenger trains in addition to the “Piedmont” which pass through this station daily include the “Carolinian,” between New York and Charlotte, and the “Crescent,” between New York and New Orleans. A number of freight trains use these tracks as well.
I’ve never lived anywhere where I’ve used the rails (train or subway) for a daily commute.