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Union Station Timeline

1953

1953 On January 15th a runaway train (with failed brakes) called the Federal Express from Boston pulled by GG-1 No. 4876  crashed through the platform area and into the

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Union Station Timeline

1942-1945

1942-1945 The all-out effort for World War II meant the station handled as many as 200,000 people in twenty-four hours. Parade magazine said that the building held

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Union Station Timeline

1939

1939 President Franklin Roosevelt welcomed King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Washington in the station’s State Reception Room.

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1917-1918

1917-1918 The station became a center of American efforts during World War I, moving deploying soldiers to ships bound for Europe and civilians to the

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1910

1910 Picture of the original restaurant from Union Station circa the 1910s. Savarins, as the restaurant was known, billed itself as Washington’s Best Restaurant. It

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1907

1907 Union Station opened with the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Pittsburgh Express on October 27th. The rail station went into full service

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1903

1903 Congress approved the union terminal site on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue, with D.H. Burnham & Co. as the building’s architects. Burnham and

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1901

1901 The McMillan Commission determined that further development of the L’Enfant Plan necessitated removing existing railroad facilities from the National Mall.

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