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#1 Woodcut60

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:32 AM

Thought this might be of interest to some of you. And a question: Are there any stations like this in North America?

 

https://interestinge...-access-railway

 

 


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 02:00 PM

Interesting story!

 

I would now like to see the train station in Alexandria that should look like a house, if the tale is true...  :D

 

I seem to remember calling at a large train station at Barstow when on the Amtrak bus to Vegas, to pick up a passenger. No passenger trains there I think, although probably there were once, and still on a freight line now...

 

 

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Edited by caravanman, 23 September 2018 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 11:18 PM

 

I seem to remember calling at a large train station at Barstow when on the Amtrak bus to Vegas, to pick up a passenger. No passenger trains there I think, although probably there were once, and still on a freight line now...

 

 

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This  one? :)

https://www.loc.gov/...otos?st=gallery


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:29 AM

There used to be a railroad in Switzerland between Zug and Aegeri. It was narrow gauge and electrified. I think it closed in the 1960s or so when the original rolling stock was life expired, and was replaced by buses. But for many years after that it continued to act like a railroad. Most of the station buildings were retained. The ticket offices just sold bus tickets instead of train tickets and passengers could wait in the comfortable station waiting rooms rather than some draughty bus shelter. They even continued to move different types of freight, in special trailers pulled by the buses.

 

This didn't really end until the 1980s or thereabouts, when it all started to gradually slip into being a normal bus service.


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:02 AM

@cirdan: Interesting! Thanks for posting.


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