NYC Muncie Union Station - 1905

rhensley_anderson May 9, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    It's time for Muncie Indiana.; :)

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  2. Hytec

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    Lovely building.

    Interesting, the postcard (assumed) shows a baggage car unloading in the rear, but the photo doesn't show any tracks in the rear. Furthermore, the post card shows a water crane, but the photo does not. I assume the two images were taken years apart, but which is the more modern?
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    Such a beautiful depot and such a mix of architectural elements, with a dome above the Agent's bay, a little windowed cupola on one end, latticework adjacent to the chimney, an eyebrow window and all kinds of stone, brick and cement surfaces. The Architect must have had a ball laying it all out.

    Thanks again Roger. Your posts are always a fine way to start a Saturday. (y)
     
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  4. rhensley_anderson

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    There were tracks on both sides of the station. Both photos were post cards.
     
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  5. fitz

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    Those old depots were works of art. Does that one still stand, Roger?
     
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  7. gmorider

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    Thanks again. I admire the architecture here. Now we have buildings that are cubic with clown colored signs.
     
  8. mmi16

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    Which railroads were participating in the Union portion of the station?
     
  9. rhensley_anderson

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    NKP and Big Four I believe.
     

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