3 things to know about Dayton’s historic, ‘handsome’ Union Station

Dayton’s Union Station was the majestic and bustling train hub of the city for decades. 

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Here are three things to know about the historic train station. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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