Union Station, 1899

In 1899, promoters of the yet-to-be-built Union Station released this drawing:

Now that Nashville doesn’t have passenger train service (save for a lone commuter rail line), the station was saved from demolition by being converted into a swanky hotel.  That does mean, however, that it’d be harder to restore Amtrak service to the city.

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Train derailment causes a little too much excitement

Unlike some more serious derailments of passenger trains or train cars with hazardous materials, CSX had a minor incident in Nashville today.  An empty boxcar tipped over on tracks near 100 Oaks Mall.  No injuries or fatalities have been reported, and NFD even called off all its firemen from responding.

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