Thursday, August 5, 2010

Train Station #25 -- August 5, 2010

King Street Station is Seattle's only active train station. The tower was modeled on Venice's Campanile de San Marco. The station was built by the Northern Pacifc and Great Northern railroads and was finished in 1906. The interior was being restored when we visited. Amtrack trains, including the Empire Builder, the Coast Starlight, and multiple Cascades stop there. Sound Transit commuter trains also use the station. Union Station, which is no longer an active station, is next door to the left. I took the photo when we visited Seattle in July, 2010.

It was very cold and windy today.

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