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.
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.)