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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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Which is the grandest railway station in your country?

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In India, it has got to be the Victoria Terminus in Mumbai.





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Old September 23rd, 2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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wow those are some amazing Gothic and Byzantine details for a train station.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 03:30 AM   #3
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Well thats how Most of EM are in southAsia;P
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Old September 24th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #4
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wow those are some amazing Gothic and Byzantine details for a train station.

Hehehehe yeah. Its supposed to be really good. Its said that when it was built, the "Rulers of India, bought South Kensington with them". This VT plays host to over 2.5 million people a day . There are other big stations in Madras too. They are gigantic.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #5
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Here are some more fotos



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Old September 24th, 2005, 06:22 AM   #6
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thats beautiful.. so like gothic and european but at the same time indian, nice blend

The U.S.'s i think would be Grand Central Terminal in New York
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Old September 24th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #8
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Those are fantastic Mumbai pictures of Victoria Terminus.

This is Kuala Lumpur’s old railway station (right) and railway office in a 1950/60s picture. Built along the lines of railway station architecture of India during the British rule, it’s still one of the most imposing buildings in KL.



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Old September 24th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #9
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In the UK, I'd probably say York. Its not as modern as most UK stations, but thats what I like about it
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Old September 26th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #10
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Grand Central Station, NYC

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Old September 26th, 2005, 03:43 AM   #11
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I would agree with Grand Central station for the United States. I don't think the US was ever into fancy railway stations. We probably focused more on building tracks to span our vast country.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #12
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Victoria Terminus in Mumbai looks very grand! It's a good thing they conserve the station
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Old September 26th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #13
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Old September 27th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #14
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As far as I know the biggest train station in Germany and Europe is Leipzig!








But in the year 2006 Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof will be bigger
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #15
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yup! it has to be either leipzig or Frankfurt
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Old September 28th, 2005, 03:17 PM   #16
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some more pics from Leipzig (east Germany):






the steel work of the train hall:
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I think Grand Central is a joke. What's so special about it?

To me Hanover Hauptbahnhof is the grandest railway station in Germany:





That and Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 03:57 PM   #18
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Well I think Grand central surely is a great looking station.

Btw: does somebody have pics from the recently renovated roof of the Frankfurt mainstation??
Im desperately looking for some ,but I cant find any.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 04:10 PM   #19
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Those Mumbai pics are astonishing.

In Belgium the busiest are the Brussels North, Central and South station, but the most beautiful imo is ANTWERP CENTRAL STATION. Some pics :






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Old September 28th, 2005, 04:16 PM   #20
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@Checker: This is the only pic I have:


FRANKFURT Hauptbahnhof:
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