While returning from South Carolina to Texas over Christmas, YourToyTrains President Clyde Smith drove through Downtown Birmingham, AL, noting new construction along the railroad line. Birmingham had destroyed its classic railroad station, and even though still served by Amtrak the city's rail facilities were very poor at best.
Not any more. The project Mr. Smith saw was a new $30 million Intermodal Transportation Center at 19th Street and Morris Avenue that will house both Amtrak and Greyhound, and will be a stop for local busses as well. Now that is exciting news!