Sunday, January 8, 2012

Terminal Station 1968 / 2012

My last post was about Atlanta's Terminal Station and since I was taking pictures in this area anyway, I decided to also recreate some other photographers' shots while I was there. This top photo was taken by Martin O'Toole on October 20, 1968 and shows a southbound train with Terminal Station in the background. Also notable is the circular C&S bank building in the distance at top left.

The same perspective from the Peters St. bridge on January 5, 2012 shows a drastically different scene. The Richard B. Russell Federal Building stands on the site of the old station and the skyline has completely changed. The only obvious holdovers from the earlier scene are the now closed Nelson St. bridge, the tan brick interlocking tower (at far left) and the triangular railroad platform at the center of the photo.


  1. In the very early '70 I would take a Tech buddy to the station and follow him down to the tracks to catch the Nancy Hanks to Savannah for the weekend. I don't have the slightest recollection of the terminal itself only standing track-side when he boarded the train. I wish I could remember. I don't recall seeing any interior pictures of the terminal.

  2. There are a few interior photos taken on Terminal Station's final day here. I sure do wish they still had train service to Savannah and Florida from Atlanta.