Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Vintage Railroad Stations

Reading Depot in Skillman, New Jersey, January 1947 - Skillman, New Jersey is named after the Skillman family. The first Skillmans were Dutch, but lived in England before moving to Brooklyn in 1664. The Skillman area got its name when the railroads arrived in the 1870's. Railroad officials socialized at the home of another Skillman nearby, and the new train station was named for the family.

Cincinnati Union Terminal with Pullman coaches, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 17, 1966 - This building today is The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. After the decline of railroad travel, most of the building was converted to other uses, and now houses museums, theaters, and a library.

A Missouri Pacific EMD SD40 at the station in Marshall, Texas, July, 1981 - Marshall is a city of the northeastern region of Texas. The city was a political and production center of the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was a major railroad center of the T&P Railroad from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century.

Middletown, New Jersey Railroad Station - New Jersey Transit's, North Jersey Coast Line which runs from New York City's Pennsylvania Station to Bay Head, New Jersey has a rail station in Middletown. NJ Transit also offers bus service, which stops at many places throughout Middletown. (Photo Credit: Patrick Richardson at the Charlotte Eats Blog)

Red Bank, New Jersey Railroad Station - Red Bank is a commuter train station and is one of 20 New Jersey Transit commuter rail stations on the North Jersey Coast Line. It is located on Bridge Avenue between Monmouth and Oakland Streets. (Photo Credit: Patrick Richardson at the Charlotte Eats Blog)


Cory Gross said...

The Skillman and Red Bank stations are wicked cute! Being so used to one style of railroad station out here, I'm delighted by ones that look like little frilly cottages ^_^

TokyoMagic! said...

There's some great architecture in those little buildings!

Have you been to the train station at Heritage Square in Highland Park? Or the one on the grounds of the L.A. Arboretum in Arcadia? Or the one that was recently restored on Greenleaf Ave. in Whittier? Just a few existing local ones that I can think of. I recently visited the town of Tehachapi for the first time and was sorry to see that they lost their historic train station to fire. I guess they are hoping to rebuild it.