The Grand Central Station of Philadelphia

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 transportation station.

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.

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 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.

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.

An archangel at the 29th Street entrance holds a dead soldier to honor Pennsylvania Railroad employees killed during WWII.

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