Union Station, like railroads in general across the United States, was on a bit of a downward slope through the 1940s and 1950s as Americans traveled less by train. By the late 1950s, it was already becoming apparent that Dayton area travelers’ railway needs no longer required such a large passenger station.
We hope you enjoy these photographs from the middle to later years of Union Station. We shared earlier photos in a previous blog post and will have some from the building’s later years and demolition next week.
Click on the images in the gallery below to enlarge the image and see more detailed captions. Click the image again on its caption page to view it at its largest available size.
These items and many more like them can be found in the Dayton Daily News Archive in the following series:
- Dayton Daily News, Union Station Historical
- Journal Herald Alphanumeric, 50D: Union Station
- R. Kirk Reynolds & David P. Oroszi, “Dayton, Ohio, Railroad History – Summary,” Dayton Trolleys web site, accessed 27 Apr. 2016.
- Junior League of Dayton, Dayton: A History in Photographs (Dayton: Junior League, 1976): pp. 59, 63, 98.