11 Great Train Stations that Were

The Infrastructurist has catalogued the 11 greatest train stations to meet the wrecking ball (pictures and all!).

The short list: New York’s Penn Station, Memphis’ Union Station and Atlanta’s Terminal Station.

Atlanta's Terminal Station: a ghost of public transport

Atlanta's Terminal Station: a ghost of public transport

The article laments: Almost like a rite of passage, cities across the country embraced the era of Interstates, Big Macs, and suburban sprawl by tearing down their train depots. (Frequently, they just did the Joni Mitchell thing and put up a parking lot.)

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3 responses to “11 Great Train Stations that Were

  1. Eric

    Atlanta had public transit? Very hard to believe.

  2. schmange

    The MARTA, hello!

    “Where me and my &**^^% rodes the MARTA, through the hood
    Just tryin ta find that hookup” -Outcast

    Those guys knew how to rep a city.

  3. hhf3

    Yeah, Infrastructurist!

    Did you see the post about that huge urban farm project they are doing in Detriot on landscape+urbanism? [http://landscapeandurbanism.blogspot.com/2009/06/growing-shrinking-city.html]

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