Thursday, July 18, 2013

Union Station



Amtrak trains come through downtown Hartford a dozen times each day.  The train station is a brownstone Richardsonian Romanesque structure from 1889.  At the near end, Hot Tomatoes operates a bar and restaurant.

21 comments:

Andy said...

I think almost every city has a union station.

Susie said...

Nice photo - and from a very different angle than I picture when I think of the train station.

Birdman said...

Is Union Station the most popular name for RR stations? They are all over.... the North anyway.

Malyss said...

One of my dreams would be to cross United States on an Amtrack Train, from East to west..

Tanya Breese said...

i've always wanted to take a train ride...one day!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Northeast is fortunate to have passenger rail service.

Sharon said...

Looks like a quiet and peaceful station.

Sylvia K said...

I do love trains -- my favorite way to travel. Great capture for the day. Hope you have a great weekend, Jack! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

Our train station is Union station too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hot Tomatoes! Fab name ..Mexican food ? Is that Greater Union?

Halcyon said...

A perfect, idyllic scene. :)

JM said...

The building looks wonderful! Nice shot.

VP said...

Nice building, lovely benches!

LOLfromPasa said...

We just love visiting train stations when we are in the States. Been on Amtrak a few times but not in New England. Nice shot.

Lowell said...

It seems rather empty. But it's a nice-looking station. I remember Union Station in Los Angeles as a kid. Wonderful place!

William Kendall said...

I do like that older section of the complex!

Kay said...

It looks clean and welcoming. The news out here is that Amtrak is slowing down East Coast trains today because the tracks are getting so hot. Sounds like summer hasn't been treating you very nicely.

Bob Crowe said...

Where did the term Union Station originate? We have one, as does Chicago and Kansas City. Inquiring minds want to know.

Randy said...

Nice looking station.

Michelle said...

I'm with Birdman. I would love to cross the U.S. by train.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful composition, I like a lot the benches and the buildings!
Léia