This photo was taken at the Southern Railway Station in downtown Greensboro at 236 East Washington Street. The scene evokes the lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel's song, "Homeward Bound," at least some of them.
"I'm sittin' in the railway station got a ticket for my destination.....Homeward bound, I wish I was homeward bound, home where my thought's escaping..."
Without the one night stands or guitar in hand, this family did, indeed, look homeward bound, waiting patiently for either the train or the bus late one morning. This railway station is a photographer's dream. Here is a color photo we posted in July. Here is an exterior view of the train station which has been a Greensboro landmark since 1927! If we had one wish for the station, it would be to see it utilized more; not only for getting from Point A to Point B and for visiting the great coffee shop and information center, but also for having local events. How about a quick day trip to Raleigh? Let's do it! We can depart Greensboro at 9:11 am and get to Raleigh by 10:48 am!!!
This month's theme for the City Daily Photo is public transportation. At Greensboro Daily Photo, we're saluting our city's great railroading history and the reason we are nicknamed the Gate City.