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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:25 PM

Awesome Train Stations



St. Pancras, London


Hauptbahnhof, Berlin


Amtrak Depot, Niles, Michigan


Central Station, Antwerp


Gare du Nord, Paris


Grand Central, New York City


Estación de Atocha, Madrid


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marmar Dec 2011 OP
Ptah Dec 2011 #1
elleng Dec 2011 #2
CTyankee Jan 2012 #37
elleng Jan 2012 #40
CTyankee Jan 2012 #41
elleng Jan 2012 #42
MorningGlow Dec 2011 #3
Ptah Dec 2011 #10
a kennedy Dec 2011 #4
Stuart G Dec 2011 #5
Brickbat Dec 2011 #6
Skinner Dec 2011 #7
Brickbat Dec 2011 #11
Skinner Dec 2011 #13
Brickbat Dec 2011 #14
Skinner Dec 2011 #15
Brickbat Dec 2011 #16
Skinner Dec 2011 #17
Brickbat Dec 2011 #19
CTyankee Jan 2012 #39
Skinner Jan 2012 #45
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2012 #36
Stuart G Dec 2011 #8
Brickbat Dec 2011 #12
GoCubsGo Dec 2011 #9
Enrique Dec 2011 #23
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #24
ornotna Dec 2011 #18
PassingFair Dec 2011 #20
Gore1FL Dec 2011 #21
MgtPA Dec 2011 #22
kwassa Dec 2011 #25
MrScorpio Jan 2012 #35
rfranklin Dec 2011 #26
Mira Dec 2011 #27
jdadd Dec 2011 #28
marmar Dec 2011 #30
pokerfan Dec 2011 #29
Lionel Mandrake Dec 2011 #31
marmar Dec 2011 #32
Lionel Mandrake Dec 2011 #33
MrScorpio Jan 2012 #34
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #38
RebelOne Jan 2012 #43
marmar Jan 2012 #44

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:39 PM

1. Claremore, Oklahoma. Flashmob extraordinaire!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:20 PM

2. Gare Ste. Lazare (MONET!)

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:44 AM

37. bonjour, Ellen!

extraordinaire!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:01 PM

40. Bonjour, yank!!!

Oui, thought of this picture immediately!

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Response to elleng (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:04 PM

41. one of my faves...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:21 PM

42. Moi aussi!

Je pense voyager!!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:21 PM

3. Union Station, L.A.

I adore the place. Especially the birds' nests in the lamps.



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Response to MorningGlow (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:08 PM

10. I took this picture in the fall of 2006. It is a wonderful station.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:14 PM

4. Grand Central, New York City

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was instrumental in getting this thing done.....beautiful.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:18 PM

5. Thanks..for posting..great thread..

I haven't got any pics, but I am enjoying them..thank you

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:17 PM

6. I've got a soft spot in my heart for this one...

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:34 PM

7. I've actually been to that one.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:10 PM

11. When?

I lived in St. Petersburg back in the mid-90s.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:25 PM

13. 1988

I was a junior in high school. I was selected to participate in a "Mission of Peace" to the then-Soviet Union sponsored by the United Methodist Church. (Total lefty peacenik stuff.)

We flew into Helsinki, then took the overnight train to (what was then called) Leningrad. Visited churches -- and met Christians -- in Moscow, Leningrad, and Talinn (Estonia). It was quite an extraordinary experience.

ON EDIT: I spent the summer in St. Petersburg in 1991. Then spent the spring semester of college in Moscow in 1992 -- shortly after the coup. It was fascinating.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:35 PM

14. I studied in Moscow in January of 1992, and then studied in the southern part of the country in the

fall and winter of 1992. I lived in St. Petersburg in 1995-96. Mr. Brickbat was in Leningrad in 1986 as part of a Sister City exchange, and I've always been jealous that he's been to the Soviet Union and I have not.

Were you at MGU? Did you study the language?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:43 PM

15. Yup. MGU.

Studied the language. Got pretty good, but haven't spoken it since and forgot all of it.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:49 PM

16. I'll be darned.

Did you live at MGU? They wouldn't let us live there; they were afraid the students would riot because of lack of food, so we lived at a truckers hotel 20 minutes from the university.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:52 PM

17. Lived in the big tower.

About halfway up.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:04 PM

19. Ah, jealous.

Wonder if we had the same profs.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:57 AM

39. Skinner, you remember this one, right?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 03:59 PM

45. Been there too.

Many times.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:42 AM

36. I was in the USSR in 1986, went as part of a peace group with my grandmother...

Sounds like we had much the same itinerary. We flew into Helsinki, were given a tour of the city, spent time in Moscow, Tbilisi, Sochi and then-Leningrad. The big point of the trip was to visit our "sister" town, Krasnaya Polyana, three-and-a-half hours up in the Caucuses. That's why we stayed in Sochi, met with peace groups and half of the town in Krasnaya Polyana. My grandmother was living in Black Mountain, NC, and persuaded me to join her group for the trip to make up numbers. It was an amazing experience!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:50 PM

8. Please....where is this one????nt??? don't read that language

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:13 PM

12. It's the Finland Station in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:58 PM

9. Union Station, Chicago

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 04:09 PM

23. first time I saw Barack Obama was in that room

during my afternoon commute, I saw something going on there and checked it out, it was this politician speaking. 2002-ish.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 04:53 PM

24. when i was a toddler

i got seperated from my mother in that station.. this was maybe 1949, perhaps 1950..all i remeber is a sea of legs.. they used teh paging system to call me by name.. eventually someone asked my name and took me to my mother.. i have been through ther in 64, as well as a couple of years ago..thanks for the photos

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:53 PM

18. Union Station. Utica, NY

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:41 PM

20. Michigan Central




Sadly, one of our most popular tourist attractions.

Google "urban decay" and you're bound to find
a snap or two.

There are usually clutches of foreigners clicking
away with their cameras when you drive by.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:54 AM

21. Union Station St. Louis

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They turned it into a mostly dead mall and hotel.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 04:00 PM

22. 30th Street Station, Philly





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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 05:45 PM

25. Union Station in DC








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Response to kwassa (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:05 AM

35. I've been there plenty of times nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:11 PM

26. Nairobi Station

 

Great ride overnight from Nairobi to Mombasa

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:14 PM

27. Amtrak Station High Point NC April 2011



It's all I have, I wish it were pretty. I wish we had high speed rail. I wish we had money and jobs allocated to this important need of the US.
I wish you all a happy New Year, while I'm already wishing.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:52 PM

28. Wow!!....

I've been in a couple of these, Berlin wasn't that modern in 92....

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Response to jdadd (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 10:16 PM

30. The new Hauptbahnhof opened sometime in the mid-2000s.....


Did you use the old Zoo Bahnhof? (Which I believe is still in operation)


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 10:12 PM

29. Add mine?

You serious, Clark?

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:06 PM

32. I've been to Paris several times and I've never visited Musee d'Orsay....


..... but I'm not a huge museum fan. I really liked the Musee Rodin, though.


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Response to marmar (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:59 PM

33. Once my wife and I were waiting outside to visit the musée du Louvre,

and the lines were not moving forward. That was because the ticket takers were on strike. After a while, the museum authorities decided to let everyone in for free.

You never know what to expect in Paris.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:03 AM

34. Köln Hauptbahnhof

I've taken a train out of there once

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:55 AM

38. The first train station in the United States - Ellicott Mills (now Ellicott City)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellicott_City_Station

The article states that it was built in 1830, and Baltimore has long claimed to have been the first, but the station was actually built in 1829. It is the site of the Tom Thumb race with the horse-drawn carriage.

My father was president of the historical society during the time of the Bicentennial and Hurricane Agnes (1972). They found documents in the attic of the train station that clearly show it was built in 1829. One of the Ellicott brothers' houses was destroyed by the flood and had to be razed - the second story was hanging over air, held up by a single support beam and a small wall of stone on the east side. I spent a lot of time downtown back then.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 02:52 PM

43. Where is Victoria Station in London?

That is also an awesome station. I stayed in a hotel in the station. I was nice to just walk out the door of the hotel and hop on a train.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 03:35 PM

44. Victoria's OK, but compared to St. Pancras it's a pauper.

nt

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