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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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MISC | Most beautiful train stations

How about a thread where people post the most beautiful train stations.

I'll start of with Antwerp;



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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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I always loved Dresden Hauptbahnhof. That steel framework is just







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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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When I saw the title I thought about Antwerp straight away

New York Grand Central is the other obvious pick among those I've seen myself.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:11 PM   #4
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Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Built: 1886
Style: Neo Moorish
Architect: Arthur Benison Hubback (British)

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During its heyday.

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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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Ipoh Railway Station
Ipoh, Malaysia
Built: 1935
Style: Neo Moorish
Architect: Arthur Benison Hubback (British)

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During its heyday.

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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #6
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I thought there was already a topic like this?
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #7
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What an awesome construction with two railway halls at each side at Dresden, I've never seen anything like that.

Are there any bigger stations with that type of solution?
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Old February 9th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #8
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Wemyss Bay, one of my favourites in Scotland.



And, in natural beauty, Corrour.


Krakow Glowny also sticks in my mind as being particularly good looking too!
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Old February 9th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #9
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A bit of modernizing...





From above:



Some years ago...

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That's Roma Tiburtina.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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Let there be light: Grand Central Station in 1930


A Point of View: Grand Central, the world's loveliest station

Historian David Cannadine charts the fall and rise of the architectural gem in the centre of New York, and a symbol of America's gilded age.

Exactly 100 years ago this month, in February 1913, one of the 20th Century's most elaborate and majestic buildings was inaugurated in New York - an extraordinary amalgam of technological sophistication and architectural wonder.

When I first saw it, in the early 1970s, I was completely overwhelmed and blown away, and 40 years later, it never fails to lift my spirits when I'm lucky enough to set foot there.

It was - and still is - located at the very epicentre of midtown Manhattan on 42nd Street and Park Avenue. It was originally built for the New York Central Railroad, owned by the Vanderbilts, and it was formally styled Grand Central Terminal, because all the railway lines ended there. But it's always been more colloquially and affectionately known as Grand Central Station, or even as New York's living room.

At the time of its construction, Grand Central was acclaimed as an engineering marvel. In the subterranean depths of Manhattan, a huge space was carved out, where trains could be boarded from platforms at two different levels, which were approached by gently sloping ramps rather than inconvenient stairs, and in terms of lighting and power, it was one of the first railroad stations to be all-electric.

But Grand Central was also architecturally magnificent.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #11
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some more favourites:

Zurich HB
Gare de l'Est
Lisbon Rossio
Lisbon Oriente
Budapest Nyugati
Budapest Keleti
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New York Pennsylvania Station. Sadly demolished 1963.













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The future? Moynihan Station out of the Farley Post Office across the street:

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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #13
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It just hit me; wouldn't the Grand Palais in Paris make for an extraordinarily beautiful train station?









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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #14
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I've been to Paris NOD from London King Cross Station, London... Paris Nod should renovate... kinda old and dirty+messy if compare to London. But the rest in Paris are nice, very organise... especially the street at Arch De Champ... so so so organise
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Organise?
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Old March 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #16
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I've been to Paris NOD from London King Cross Station, London... Paris Nod should renovate... kinda old and dirty+messy if compare to London. But the rest in Paris are nice, very organise... especially the street at Arch De Champ... so so so organise
St Pancras you mean ?

Gare du Nord is a busy grand international station with trains to many countries, St Pancras is more relaxed , has more of a commuter railway station athmospheare.

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St Pancras you mean ?

Gare du Nord is a busy grand international station with trains to many countries, St Pancras is more relaxed , has more of a commuter railway station athmospheare.

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My last visit to GdN July 4th 2011 with a crappy Kodak Easyshare camera.
Well yeah, but it's still dirty and unpleasant.
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Budapest has some seriously magnificent stations

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