Railroad stations

Railroad stations

Buildings that were part of a transportation system of rail lines. Of the approximately 40,000 stations, which served the nation during the height of the railroad era, an estimated 20,000 still remain, of which most await rehabilitation. The railway station was usually built as the gateway into the city to impress arriving passengers with its economic and social character. With the demise of the passenger train as a prime means of transportation, railroad stations have become redundant structures. Today many are underused or abandoned. Because of their location in or near the centers of towns and cities they once served, they are excellent opportunities for adaptive use or even reused as passenger stations.
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Much of what I have said has been written on board trains, or at hotels or railroad stations while I have been waiting for trains, or during the moments that I could spare from my work while at Tuskegee.
At the railroad station, the crate was handled, not with deliberate roughness, but with such carelessness that it half- slipped out of a baggage-man's hands, capsized sidewise, and was caught when it was past the man's knees but before it struck the cement floor.
He slept in the office that was unspeakably dirty and dined at Biff Carter's lunch room in a small frame building opposite the railroad station.
Both subway and railroad stations will be closed after the last trains pass through stations.
The new company, called RV-Metro, will undertake the construction of infrastructure to provide drivers easy access to metro stations that is not linked to railroad stations.
com)-- Uniastrum Bank's new neighborhood banking center is situated on the first floor of the Moskovsky Retail Center on Komsomolskaya Square, close to Komsomolskaya subway station and the Kazan, Yaroslavl, and Leningrad railroad stations.
Groups of striking workers are reported at the railroad stations in the cities of Yambol, Kuystendil, Shumen, and Blagoevgrad.
Amenities of the building include: excellent access to I-95, Metro North and Amtrak Railroad stations, as well as the upscale Town Center Mall; new cafeteria and fitness center; upscale lobby with concierge and security system as well as an eight-level parking garage.
Small railroad stations in India often have only one platform and passengers tend to disembark on the tracks.
Transportation facilities, such as bus terminals and railroad stations, are favorite hunting grounds for pickpockets, but a department store, public arena, or city street also can supply enough potential victims.
Major railroad stations, airports and highways were crowded with travelers heading for resorts and hometowns Saturday as congestion peaked with the Golden Week holiday period entering the second half.
In 1995, APTA and the Institute for Alternative Futures drew up a plan for a national, intermodal transportation system that links major airports, railroad stations and other facilities to convenient, accessible transit service.