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.
(A note: the reason so many train stations are called Union Station is because when they were built, that’s what they called rail depots where multiple railroad companies shared the same location.)
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.
We initially ran this post last year, but we wanted to share it again!
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.