History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

11 May, 2012

At the Station

Train stations and the people in them. 



The beautiful and dearly missed Penn Station, NYC, 1962. Source



At a Dutch train station, undated. Source



Uncaptioned. Source





Princess Margaret is greeted on her return to London after holidays in Scotland, 1955. Source



The last train to depart from Harcourt Street Station, Dublin, 1958. Source



A unnamed train station without a date. Source



Fourth of July crowds at Penn Station, NYC, 1946. Source



A girl on a bench at a station, 1943. Source



A busy Waterloo station, London, 1947. Source



Tilly Foster train station, New York, 1894. Source



Interior of a London train station (if you recognize which one, do please comment!), 1930. Source



A man holding a little one in a London station, 1947. Source



People waiting at a Denver station, 1945. Source



A rocket in Grand Central Station, unfortunately undated. Source



A Petticoat Junction station at Panama City Beach, Florida, 1967. Source



Paddington station crowded with people evacuating London ahead of rocket attacks, 1944. Source



A sea of hats disembarking from a train, undated. Source



A railroad station in Stuttgart, 1949. Source



Refugees at a Berlin train station, 1953. Source



Uncaptioned. Source



A train station in Argentina, 1939. Source



More crowds at Waterloo Station, London, 1949. Source



Actress Patricia Neal sits on her luggage at a Chicago train station, 1949. Source



A railroad station in Rome, 1951. Source



A station grand opening, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Source



The interior of Penn Station, NYC, 1935-38. How, HOW could they tear this down?? Source



Another brilliant Penn Station shot, 1943. Source



Uncaptioned. Source



The waiting room of Union Station, Chicago, 1943. Source



A ceiling of model airplanes at Chicago's Union Station, 1943. Source



2 comments:

Shay said...

The main waiting room at the station in Chicago still looks very much the same (no planes on the ceiling, though).

A J Armstrong said...

My brother suspects that the 'un-named station' to be Paddington. Hope this helps.

p.s. Marvellous blog!

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