Re: Architectural Criticism: the Saddest Amtrak Stations
Author: George Andrews
Date: 02-10-2019 - 09:23
The saddest Amtrak " Station " I've ever seen was SP Pomona,CA. on the Sunset route. Without even the luxury of an Amshack, passengers had to wait in their autos or on the platform, until the E/B Sunset arrived sometime between 11PM and Sunrise. ( After all, it was a loonng way - 40 miles - from its' Initial Departure Point of Los Angeles. ) And all that time was spent in the shadow of the boarded - up Espee depot, except for those mis - guided passengers who waited in vain at The Santa Fe Depot on North Geary Ave., ( where many had bought their tickets ), only to arrive just as The Sunset left town without them !!! This happened too many times., The Train Punks, 1stCajon, Flim Baden, and I would have to give the disappointing news that The Sunset's next stop ( at the time ) was in Palm Springs !!!