She’s Waited Years for Her Train

Miss Rail Rose

Fans and followers had their interests piqued recently when we shared the funny selfie of one North Carolina passenger. It wasn't Daniel's stylish shades but the stoic woman next to him that caught your attention.

@cdanearlMeet Miss. Rail Rose. She's been waiting for her train in Wilson, N.C., for more than a decade.

By now you've obviously figured out that she's not a real woman but a local piece of art that's reached iconic proportions along the Carolinian, Piedmont, Silver Service and Palmetto routes that pass through the small North Carolina town.

The historic station, which was built in 1924, underwent a three-phase renovation that began in 1996. It even included the installation of a large multicolored mural by North Carolina artist Michael Brown inside the station.

But Miss. Rail Rose remains a local (and Instagram) favorite. In fact, she even got her name from a local 3rd grader during a Wilson County Schools contest to name the statue. Pretty cool, huh?

Take advantage of our awesome 15% off deal in North Carolina and say hello to Miss. Rail Rose. She's a little shy but loves visitors!

4 comments
DavidHendersonBelk
DavidHendersonBelk

I'll take Orlando Fla.for a change.For the happiest place on earth for what it's worth,Good 'ol Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.Where I can travel back & forth through Disney history & culture.Also meet my personel buddy Mickey Mouse & all his Disney friends.It's even worth the trip on both the Monorail & WDW Railroad.2 trains,Future & past all built in one place.Worth the ride since happen to be a lifelong railroad fan & half-student train engineer.Amtrak's worth it too.Expect to take it again real soon.

BlairHammond
BlairHammond

As someone from North Carolina, I think this story is fascinating!

WilliamLong
WilliamLong

It is nice that there is someplace that keeps art and trains alive.

Penguina
Penguina

Reminds me of that old Helen Reddy song "Delta Dawn" about the gal who waited for years for the man who had long since jilted her. lol

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