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    Posted 11 years ago

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    There are hundreds of these, showing every rr station imaginable, from huge urban "Union Stations" to tiny little rural depots. Like factory postcards, its a genre I can't resist. By the way, the term Union Station doesn't have to do with the Civil War or or the U.S. particularly, but the fact that these were consolidated stations that served multiple railroads. In the early days, each of the major passenger rr companies built their own stations in big cities - a situation which was obviously not sustainable.

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      The great thing about collectors is that we personalize each collection. Potrero doesn't need all post cards, just those close to his beloved trains! Actually I think he and I grew up in different towns together. Deltiology was one of my first loves !
    2. Lee Sayer, 10 years ago
      Saginaw Michigan had several great train depots,the most popular was the Potter Street Station.Check out eBay.Just pump in Saginaw Michigan.When I was a young lad the area aroung the station was a beehive of activity,shoe stores,shoe repair,pawn shops,movie theater,restraunts and of coarse saloons.This is the depot where the loggers would come into town from the months in the woods and was ready to have a good time.Most people have never heard of Saginaw and don't realize what a boom town it was from 1860s to the late 1960s.During the lumber era billions of board feet of lumber was shipped by rail and water.Also a by product of the sawmills was salt,over 20,000,000 barrels were shipped around the world.
    3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      The Binghamton station is still there, though not taking passengers any more! On its premises can still be seen the Marconi tower for radio transmissions between trains, stations, and for the reception of radio programs for the passengers' enjoyment.

      Also, the sidings where sleeping cars were positioned after being detached from night trains are still present, as well as the steam hookups which kept these cars warm during cold Binghamton nights. The night trains cut out sleeping cars at various points in order to accommodate business travelers.

      "Put me off at Buffalo"......a number of miles up the line...

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