Central Station (Memphis)
Memphis Central Station is a passenger terminal located south of the Memphis, TN business district. The station was once owned by the Illinois Central Railroad but was later purchased by the Memphis Transit Authority in 1995. Memphis Central Station is situated along Main Street and G.E. Patterson Boulevard and continues to serve as a hub for Amtrak and Memphis' trolley cars. A full renovation of the building was completed in 1999 and the upper floors of the building are now subdivided into the Central Station Apartments.
Backstory and Context
Switchtender L.E. Haney was killed at the station in the early 1940s and his family filed a wrongful death suit under the Federal Employers Liability Act. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the claim in Lavender v. Kurn 27 U.S. 645 (1946).