Washington Union (Train) Station

Cityscape, Photography

The design of Washington Union Station started in 1901 and the construction was completed in 1908. The glory day of train transportation probably peaked in the 1940’s until the major Interstate Highway System starting to take shape in the 1950’s. The Union Station began to deteriorated in late 1960’s until Congress funded the extensive renovation project and completed in 1988. The Station’s Main Hall ceiling was damaged in the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Washington area in August 2011 and the repair work was not completed until last year. We went back to the Station this past weekend to take some pictures of this beautiful architecture. ( some pictures were taken several years ago)

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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

18 thoughts on “Washington Union (Train) Station”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for your comments and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, the best compliments I can receive!

  1. thatonlinegirl96 says:

    Probably the best train station I have ever seen (and will ever see)
    Love these pics and the different filters❤️

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for visiting. Washington train station is indeed an elegant architecture, though not an easy place to photograph because of the light. I might go back some other time to take more pictures from different angles.

  2. ericghoff says:

    What magnificent architecture! I really like the designs of the old buildings. They were all so grande and so beautiful. I wish we never would have gone modern and minimalist. Stephen, you have captured the station at its best.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much. Yes, I also love the elegance and the charm of the old structure such as this one. You have given me encouragement to explore more! Thanks for visiting my blog.

      • ericghoff says:

        I hope you get to enjoy your gift for many years to come. 🙂

  3. shungphotography says:

    Thank you! That’s what I have been doing, travel and photography or simply enjoying life, since my retirement. — Stephen

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for visiting – it’s indeed a beautiful structure.

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