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A second contrast vs. the previous 2, a very large but old "cathedral like" station of Antwerp, Belgium. Looking from the platforms into the ticket hall:





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Antwerp is some station! I love those grandiose city stations from the heyday of the railway age.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote YourFunnyUncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2008 at 00:14
One of the nice things about York station is that it's on a bend in the line, so it has a nice photogenic curved shape. Sadly the footbridge in the middle gets in the way a bit, so this is really a shot of half of the station.



The station clock is situated directly over the footbridge, and it has a third smaller face so that can people walking across can still tell the time!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pauljg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2008 at 16:23
Certainly not as beautiful as York station: the railway station of Enschede, built shortly after WWII in the typical style of that time:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pauljg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2008 at 16:24
Platform 4 of the Enschede railway station with a Intercity train. To the right on a separate platform the German train to Münster:


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(The bicycles are waiting for their owners when they come back with the afternoon or evening train)

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Re YourFunnyUncle York station:

Rob

You are only permitted two entries in the triptych contest. No good trying to slip this one in too


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2008 at 21:31
Not even used once (yet)
The new station "Noorderkempen" in the HSL line between Antwerp and Breda.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 June 2008 at 14:16
This is the next station to the west of Bangor. A class 175 diesel unit is passing slowly on its way to Holyhead, the end of the line and ferry port for Dublin. It's a request stop, so the driver has to look out for intending passengers.



This can be tricky, as lots of people arrive by road, take photographs and leave.



So what's it all about? It's the longest railway station name in the world , lengthened in 1860 as a publicity stunt to tempt tourists to call in, and still effective a century and a half later. The village was originally known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. The English phonetic pronunciation appears below the Welsh name.



There's a big car park with a branch of the Scottish company James Pringle Weavers, where you can also buy Scottish beer and whisky, but very few rail passengers.
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As a railway enthusiast I've read about this station and as far as I know once saw the full name somewhere but this post beats everything and you nicely build up the suspense with these fine pictures.

BTW: I think it's difficult to find any firm where you can buy rail passengers
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Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

BTW: I think it's difficult to find any firm where you can buy rail passengers

Whoops yes, I must proof-read more thoroughly   

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An Englishmans view of Union Station Washington D.C.
Outside and in.









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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pavel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2008 at 19:48
Toys for boys but I have my own railway station!!!





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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2008 at 22:54
Alig,
Very nice photos of Union Station, DC. Thanks,
Pavel, wow, nice layout. I bet that's been a few years in construction!
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