May 5, 2014 – Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is a hub for Amtrak trains bound for national destinations, and for local SEPTA trains that run throughout the city and local suburbs. A unique and artistically designed building, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The ornate inside columns make one feel they are inside a museum, rather than a rail station.
Construction began in 1927 and the station opened in 1933, starting with two platform tracks.
The building’s exterior has columns on the east and west sides, giving it a balance between classical and modern architectural styles.
The coffered ceiling is painted gold, red and cream.
An archangel at the 29th Street entrance holds a dead soldier to honor Pennsylvania Railroad employees killed during WWII.