Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Located in downtown Phoenix, the Mission Revival style Union Station was once the transportation hub for Phoenix travelers. Built in 1923, it served the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. At the end of World War Two, the station serviced as many as 18 trains a day. It was closed in 1996 and no passenger trains run through Phoenix any longer.
I think it’s fitting that I accidentally captured a jet taking off from Sky Harbor International Airport since that mode of transportation has pretty ended train travel in the American southwest.