Dayton’s Union Station was the majestic and bustling train hub of the city for decades.
Here are three things to know about the historic train station.
1. Described as a “handsome palace” when the train station opened at Sixth and Ludlow Streets in 1900, it was crowned by a seven-story clock tower.
2. During the first 30 years the new station was open, as many as 66 passenger trains served Dayton daily, according to the Dayton Railway Historical Society website.
3. Amtrak, which took over passenger rail services in the county in 1971, continued delivering travelers to Dayton until 1979, when the last passenger train left the station.