Thursday, March 27, 2014

Westerly Train Station II

Westerly, RI

Across the tracks from the main train station pictured yesterday is a smaller "station" to shelter those passengers waiting for the southbound trains.  Apparently there is a tunnel beneath the tracks providing access to the "mini" station, which maintains the same architectural style of the main station.  Another similar shelter is located just outside the main station and is pictured in the second image.  

I really wanted to get inside the main station but it was closed on this particular Sunday.  I know there are Amtrak trains that go between Washington DC and Boston during the weekends, but perhaps there is not enough business to justify the cost of opening the station on weekends.  Maybe the trains don't even stop in Westerly on weekends.  

1 comment:

  1. Passenger rail service largely disappeared from the Midwest in the 1960s and early 1970s. Believe there is still a passenger train that stops in Omaha, NE, but that is in the middle of the night. Our travel choice is drive or fly. Somehow airports lack the romance of railroad stations.