Clocks are a frequent site at the train depots, here were no delays, you were either on time or you missed your ride.
Time spent inside this depot in Washington, DC now includes shopping in addition to trains. This station includes gorgeous sculptures and is the most beautiful Grand Central I've seen so far.
The St. Louis, MO Grand Central is my favorite. Once doomed to be destroyed, it was renovated and has a wonderful museum of memories in one of the corridors. Huge display boards of photographs, letters from sweethearts to loved ones, and drawings tell the story of the trains and who boarded. As a mom to an Airman, I am always touched by stories of the young men and women who left the station heading to WWII deployments. How many families said goodbye and never saw their child again?
"You leave the Pennsylvania station at a quarter to four,
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore.
Dinner in the diner, nothin' could be finer,
Than to have your ham and eggs in Caroliner."
Oh, what fun to step aboard and ride that Iron Horse!