opened on June 26, 1946, the Art
Deco styled depot at Prince, WV still serves as a Amtrak
what architects of the day called
Solar Orientation, the overhang of
the depot's waiting platform was
calculated with reference to the
meridional position of the sun,
thus capturing the direct rays of
the winter sun, while shading the
hot rays of summer.
The station name of
"Prince", in orange-red lettering of Art Deco inspired style,
graces each end of station platforms and is positioned above the station's
front and is back entranceways.
the floor of the Prince Depot is
a large mosiac of Chessie, the
cat that assured the traveling
pubic that they would
"sleep like a kitten"
on C&O passenger trains.
large photo mural of the Crab
Orchard mine graces the rear
wall of the Prince Depot.
to be a "one of a
kind", the C&O logo on
the rear of the Prince Depot is
of a more
than the railroad normally used.