Benjamin Bernhart 24 pages softcover
This is the story of the construction of a 2 million dollar monument that allowed passengers to access trains from the northern region of the city of Philadelphia. Opened on Monday, September 30, 1929, this depot quickly changed the landscape of the surrounding area. The station replaced the relatively unimportant local station of Huntingdon Street with one of direct connections to rapid transit and the Pennsylvania Railroad's North Philadelphia Station. North Broad street Station was build with the intention of completing several other major projects which would have allowed Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger trains traveling to New York City to use this station but the Great Depression hit the nation before the Reading Railroad could complete their grandiose plans. Even through the station never achieved its full planned usage, it served travelers for many years. The station building still stands today, a monument to our rich and eventful history.