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Wed May 9, 2012, 08:51 AM

Incredible Train Stations


Otherwise known as heaven, for a railfan like me.



Central Station, Antwerp


St. Pancras, London


Hauptbahnhof, Berlin


Estación de Atocha, Madrid


Grand Central Terminal, New York


Gare du Nord, Paris


Stazione Centrale, Milan


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marmar May 2012 OP
Sabriel May 2012 #1
montanto May 2012 #2
Lydia Leftcoast May 2012 #3
MADem May 2012 #4
emmadoggy May 2012 #5
Voice for Peace May 2012 #6
Dem_in_Nebr. May 2012 #7
Oldtimeralso May 2012 #10
Cooley Hurd May 2012 #8
marmar May 2012 #9
nxylas May 2012 #11

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 08:54 AM

1. Other than NYC, it's the "Places I'll Never See" thread

Sigh.

Beautiful spaces. I can't imagine what it's like to travel through them.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. I've been in two of those European stations,

the Gare du Nord in Paris, and Atocha in Madrid. The garden is really cool and obviously wasn't there the day that I was in the station.

I was there on 3-11-04.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:52 PM

3. And in Kyoto...



This station was built in 1997. Note the escalator.

I hadn't been to Kyoto since 1991, when the old, grubby station still existed. Coming back in 2000, I was astounded at the new station, which has a department store, a luxury hotel, and an underground shopping and restaurant arcade. This picture appears to have been taken from a mezzanine that has restaurants and snack bars.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #3)

Wed May 9, 2012, 05:18 PM

4. Holy Mother of Pearl!!!

I remember the crappy old station....that's something!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. What? No King's Cross Station? Home of Platform 9 3/4??

Sigh.....



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. Union Station DC is beautiful







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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 09:22 PM

7. Another Rail Fan On DU

COOL! I'm glad to meet you. I'm one, too.

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Response to Dem_in_Nebr. (Reply #7)

Thu May 10, 2012, 01:34 AM

10. Me Three

N/T

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 09:50 PM

8. No rail terminal thread is complete without a salute to the late great Penn Station ...







...replaced by this:



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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #8)

Wed May 9, 2012, 09:51 PM

9. The current Penn Station is total utilitarian ugliness.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:50 AM

11. Leave Britney alone!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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