Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Main St. Station
GRTC is in the design phase of converting the Main St. Station train shed into a bus transfer station. The Shockoe Bottom association is against the idea of course, claiming "circulating large diesel buses... doesn't respect the historic heritage of the building." (The real reason is because it will interfere with parking for the Shockoe Center corporate welfare project they shill for.)
I came across these neat old photos of the station before the shed was walled in. As we can see, the heritage of the building is as a passenger transfer station, including the constant arrival and departure of large diesel trains.