THE GRANDE DAME : BENEATH THIS CENTARIAN'S SPLENDOR, YEARS OF NEGLECT AND POLITICAL WRANGLING HAVE ETCHED DEEP LINES OF CHARACTER

This article describes Portland’s Union Station, a gracious grand dame built in the 1890s that is struggling to survive the ravages of time while serving an increasing number of travelers. The article describes the structural problems that plague the station, such as rotting structural materials and the need for extensive seismic upgrading. It also relates that the station is part of one of the most successful passenger rail routes in the nation today--the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. A fourth Portland-Seattle round trip is scheduled to be added. The article describes some of the restoration work that has taken place as well as expansion efforts that must take place if the station is to meet the needs of the growing corridor.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page range: pp 50-57
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187
  • Authors:
    • Craghead, A B
  • Publication Date: 2005-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:34AM