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Georgia History: Brookwood Train Station

Credit Nicholas NeSmith
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  The Brookwood Train Station which stands on Peachtree Street above the downtown connector is now home to Amtrak. But when it opened in April of 1918, it was one of three major stations in the city.

We met with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University, to talk about how both the station and the role of rail transit has changed over the last century.