Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station

Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station

The Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station located at Center City, Philadelphia. Opened in 1930, it has a beautiful art deco facade, with a fixed town clock 40 feet off the ground.

The Pennsylvania Railroad, founded in 1846, was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. At its peak, the railroad employed over 250,000 workers and had a budget larger than that of the U.S. Government. During the 1960's, railroad travel declined drastically due to automobiles, trucks, and air travel. The Pennsylvania Railroad, which had merged with the New York Central Railroad declared bankruptcy in 1970.

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