A Mile Shy of Charlotte
Charlotte skyline seen from the Amtrak Station, glitter seen from grit. Travel from Raleigh is better than driving and the good news is, this 1961 station is being replaced by the N.C. Dept. of Transportation in 2012. The new station will be downtown where it should be, within walking distance of the important things like the Carolina Panthers Stadium and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I even saw train passengers in suits (including neckties) and laptops commuting to and from Raleigh. Apparently, there is some Banking and Finance activity in Charlotte. Not important like Football or Racin’ but for some, it’s a living.