America has abundant famous train stations, from New York’s iconic Grand Central, to Denver’s fabulously remodeled Union Station. DC is blessed with a particularly lovely one. But if you only know the famous stations, you’re missing out.

Here are 25 gorgeous train stations from around the US that you may not have seen before.

1. Worcester Union Station


Worcester Union Station. Photo by C Hanchey on Flickr.



Some of the buildings on this list are still active train stations, and some aren’t. But all were originally built as gateways to their city.

2. Albuquerque Alvarado Station


Albuquerque Alvarado Station. Photo by Karen Blaha on Flickr.


3. Omaha Union Station


Omaha Union Station. Photo by Chris Murphy on Flickr.


4. Buffalo Central Terminal


Buffalo Central Terminal. Photo by Bruce Fingerhood on Flickr.


5. Richmond Main Street Station


Richmond Main Street Station. Photo by rvaphotodude on Flickr.


6. Barstow, CA Harvey House Station


Barstow, CA Harvey House Station. Photo from Ron Reiring on Flickr.


7. San Bernardino Santa Fe Station


San Bernardino Santa Fe Station. Photo from Oakshade on Wikipedia.


8. Kansas City Union Station


Kansas City Union Station. Photo by Ron Reiring on Flickr.


9. Boise Union Pacific Station


Boise Union Pacific Station. Photo from Doug Kerr on Flickr.


10. Scranton Lackawanna Station


Scranton Lackawanna Station. Photo from Andrew Baskett on Flickr.


11. Utica Union Station


Utica Union Station. Photo from Carol on Flickr.


12. Nashville Union Station


Nashville Union Station. Photo from Megan Morris on Flickr.


13. Indianapolis Union Station


Indianapolis Union Station. Photo from the.urbanophile on Flickr.


14. San Diego Santa Fe Station


San Diego Santa Fe Station. Photo by Penn Station University Library on Flickr.


15. Salt Lake City Union Pacific Station


Salt Lake City Union Pacific Station. Photo from SounderBruce on Flickr.


16. Ogden Union Station


Ogden Union Station. Photo from railsr4me on Flickr.


17. Springfield, IL Union Station


Springfield Union Station. Photo from Ron Reiring on Flickr.


18. Tacoma Union Station


Tacoma Union Station. Photo from SounderBruce on Flickr.


19. Louisville Union Station


Louisville Union Station. Photo from Pam Culver on Flickr.


20. Saint Louis Union Station


Saint Louis Union Station. Photo by Dustin Batt on Flickr.


21. Oklahoma City Union Station


Oklahoma City Union Station. Photo from Raymond Woods on Flickr.


22. Topeka Overland Station


Topeka Overland Station. Photo from Ron Reiring on Flickr.


23. Cheyenne Union Station


Cheyenne Union Station. Photo from railsr4me on Flickr.


24. Chattanooga Terminal Station


Chattanooga Terminal Station. Photo from Andrew Jameson on Wikipedia.


25. San Antonio Sunset Station


San Antonio Sunset Station. Photo from Tony in WA on Flickr.


Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

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Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado, and lives in NE DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post .