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Rob Furney Jr's Collection
 
11/13/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rob Furney Jr
Dates:4/12/2008 - 4/12/2008
Album Info:A trip to Union Station after the last train leaves yields some good photo opportunities.
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Tampa Union Station
Title:  Tampa Union Station
Description:  Headhouse of Tampa Union Station. This is looking at the Seaboard Air Line side of the main building. SAL occupied tracks 5-9, while the ACL used tracks 1-4.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:51:06 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Tampa Union Station Taxi Stand.
Title:  Tampa Union Station Taxi Stand.
Description:  View of the old Taxi Stand portico. The building sticking up behind is the old lunch counter.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:51:55 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Tampa Union Station
Title:  Tampa Union Station
Description:  Some more of the grounds surrounding headhouse. At one time the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Garden Club invested quite a bit of time and money to keep this area manicured like a tropical garden. Times, and priorities, have changed for both.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:53:07 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Tampa Union Station
Title:  Tampa Union Station
Description:  More of the headhouse and taxi area. Beyond the lunch counter was the old Baggage room and a long Railway Express building. For a time Amtrak used the buildings as a repair shop. Now, everything but the lunch counter has been demolished.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:54:13 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Tampa Union Station
Title:  Tampa Union Station
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Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:56:18 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  This was a popular view back in the 1920s-1950s. Many postcards were taken from this angle of the old gardens and station headhouse. Several views featured a drawn-in flagpole on the roof. In reality, no such ornamentation ever existed.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:57:13 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  This view is looking South at the Atlantic Coast Line side of the station. The clock tower is a new addition that the city thought would help the appearance. I think it detracts, personally. The overpass in the background is the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expy., and one of the reasons the REA and Baggage buildings were torn down. The high rise in the background stands right next to the old SAL Port of Tampa Yard.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:58:07 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  This view was taken from the South side of the main waiting room. Originally built during the Jim Crow era, there was a wall in the center of the building, dividing the station almost evenly in to black and white waiting areas. The current Amtrak ticket area used to be the Mail Room. The ticket office was along the window where the pay phones are now. To the left of the current ticket area were the men's restroom, and women's "retiring" room. The windows above led to the Atlantic Coast Line and Tampa Northern RR offices.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:58:50 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  Looking West now towards Nebraska Ave, and the old news stand that was located in the left side of the photo. The stained glass windows and benches are all original to the station. It's a wonder they were saved.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 8:59:33 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  View looking South. On the right was the "white" ladie's parlour, with the door immediately to the left of that leading to the ladie's retiring room/toilet room. The middle door opened to a stairway leading up to the Seaboard Air Line offices. The left most opening led to the white gentlemen's smoking room, with the door to the immediate right leading to the gentlemen's washroom/toilet room.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 9:00:18 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  Again looking trackside toward the old SAL portion of the building.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 9:01:12 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  View of one of the original benches. To the right what was the gentlemen's smoking room is now Amtrak's "First Class Lounge". Something's wrong when the regular waiting room has the grand wooden benches, and the first class lounge has the old uncomfortable Amshack "bus chairs".
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 9:01:58 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
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Union Station
Title:  Union Station
Description:  Looking East at the old "train shed". ACL's tracks start at the far left and end at Bumper number 4. SAL went from tracks 5-9. The grassy area that used to be Tracks 6 and 7 and the open area missing an umbrella shed show where the old Amshack trailer stood when Union Station was deemed uninhabitable.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 4/18/2008 9:02:53 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Views:  116   Comments: 2


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