Monday, August 6, 2012

Worcester Union Station on August 1, 2012.

This is the amazing headhouse of Worcester (Mass.) Union Station (44 miles west from South Station, Boston).  The station is served at a single high-level platform by a dozen Boston commuter trains in each direction and the Boston Section of the Lake Shore Limited in each direction.  CSX freight tracks are on one side of the headhouse and Providence & Worcester RR tracks are on the other.  All the tracks are up one level to allow local streets to have underpasses.  How many stations at outer ends of a commuter lines have headhouses like this?

And this picture is from the same angle as the first one above from just before the reconstruction in 1996.  The source is
Worcester Union Station: The Monument and the Memories by Idamay Michaud Aesenault, Ambassador Books, Worcester, MA, 1999.

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