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Old September 13th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Historic images of trainstations

Since I like trainstations and historic architecture this thread is somehow the logical consequence.

Show us some historic views to your trainstations (no matter if they still exist or not)! I'll start with some German examples:


Lehrter Bahnhof, Berlin


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Anhalterbahnhof, Berlin



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Hauptbahnhof, Köln


wikipedia

today...


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to be continued...
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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Bahnhof Hamburg-Altona, Hamburg


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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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This is Boston's central train station....it has been in continual use since 1899. It is not as nice as some of the more grand European stations but it has aged very well over the years.





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Here is an old rendering of it when the now defunct elevated subway ran past it....


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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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Nice to see it that well-preserved after more than a hundred years in a pretty central location in such a big US-city. Fortunately it didn't have to share its fate with the Penn Station in New York for example.


Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg


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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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Great thread, Kame. I was about to bring up the Cologne station after reading the 1st lines, glad you already did it. It's one of the worst examples in Germany and definitely #1-candidate for a reconstruction in Cologne. Well, actually it's still the old station (at least the departure platform remained) - but this modern shit has to disappear. It really ****s up the surrounding area of the Dom.

Regarding Hamburg Hauptbahnhof: Where's that obelisc gone? And what about that interesting flat round-shaped building of the Fremdenverkehrsverein?
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #6
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Why did they replace the station in Cologne? Or was it destroyed? It was terrific...

Too bad they had to replace it with what looks like a modern factory building...
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^ Some parts of it didn't survive the heavy bombing raids in WW2. But the entrance hall with the tower aside wasn't hit that badly. It'd have been easy to restore it.

Whatsoever, as in many cases, the city's council decided to go the 'modern way' - they demolished it in 1955 and replaced it by that fugly glass-steel-conrete shit.

Well, it's time to replace it once again...
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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #8
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Nice thread! Such a shame those beautiful old stations that are gone today. I must say however, that although most of the new replacements are horrible, the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Lehrter) is awesome! I love it. It is beautiful and impressive in a modern way. Best train station in Europe!
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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #9
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Rossio Station, Lisbon



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Old September 14th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #10
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The old Helsinki railway station back in the day


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The area today
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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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I envy European cities for how they preserve the atmosphere of their neighborhoods, even though some buildings don't remain the same.

Tokyo Station
1914 - 1945


1945 -
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Ueno Station
1883 -


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1932 -




Shinbashi Station
1872 - 1923


replica on the very same site


Manseibashi Station
1889 - 1923


remains
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Shibuya Station
1920 -


1989 -
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Kyoto Station
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1915 - 1950


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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the new pictures! BTW I love the Station of Helsinki!

@ erbsenzaehler: Sorry, but I have no idea what happened to them. If they survived the bombings in WWII, they probably disappeared when the city was reconstructed "autofreundlich".


Hauptbahnhof, Dortmund


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This was Dortmund's first mainstation in 1870 (on another location):

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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #13
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Hauptbahnhof, Frankfurt


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today...

flickr by gertrudk

BUT in a perfect world we would see THOSE buildings ...

bahnhofsansichten.de

... in front of THESE skyscrapers!
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There were two large passenger stations in Atlanta...Terminal Station and Union Station. There were 3 different Union Stations at the same location, initially built in 1853...replaced in 1871...replaced again in 1930. Both Union and Terminal Stations were demolished in 1972.


Atlanta's 1905 Terminal Station
1905

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1909 postcard

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1935

http://atlantatimemachine.com/downtown/terminal1.htm


Terminal Station was demolished in 1972 and replaced by the Richard B. Russell Federal Building:
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Atlanta's 1871 Union Station
This Union Station replaced the original 1853 station which was destroyed during the Civil War. This one stood until 1928, when it was razed and the last Union Station was built on the same site.

http://railga.com/Depots/atlun1871.html




Atlanta's 1930 Union Station
1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:A...on_Station.jpg

Union Station was demolished in 1972. It was located where the blue shipping containers are sitting:

http://railga.com/Depots/atlunion_gone.html

A small section of the trainside platform remains:

http://railga.com/Depots/atlunion_gone.html
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^ those were some nice stations also....what the hell were the city officials thinking?
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Vienna, Südbahnhof

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Vienna, Westbahnhof

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Vienna, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof

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^ those were some nice stations also....what the hell were the city officials thinking?
They were thinking pretty much the same thing as everyone else in 1970...urban renewal - tear down the old, build something new to attract people into downtown. Additionally, the creation of Amtrak meant that the rail companies would not be providing passenger transport any longer...so all rail passenger business would shift to the new Amtrak station - making the old downtown stations obsolete. Today we know that preservation is the way to go, but in the 70s it was "out with the old..."
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probably the most dramatical transition pictures; Kuala Lumpur 1880-2005





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This is the San Diego Union Station built in 1915
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