Lost Memphis: Union Station

The most beautiful train station in our city was demolished to make way for a post office. What a shame.

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Simple Math

"...at one time this palace handled more than 200 passengers a day...more than 80 passenger trains came through Memphis every day".

Either Union Station handled a lot more than 200 passengers a day, or (at fewer than three passengers per day per train) it is no wonder the station wasn't sustainable.

Stephen Hughes more than 1 year ago

Last trains in and out

When did the last trains go through there and which trains were they?

Erin more than 1 year ago

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Vance Lauderdale

Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business. Vance is the author of four books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History Expert (2011), Vance Lauderdale’s Lost Memphis (2013), and Vance Lauderdale’s More Lost Memphis (2014). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards (including “Best Blog - 2017” from the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards), the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den.

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