Playing the probabilities

South Station, for many years gritty but now one of the nicest big train stations in America -- indeed at a European level of beauty and cleanliness. The editor of this site, who used South Station often as a youth in the '50s and '60s, well remembers when it was filthy, had few services besides ticket sales and for long stretches of the day was occupied by many derelicts.

South Station, for many years gritty but now one of the nicest big train stations in America -- indeed at a European level of beauty and cleanliness. The editor of this site, who used South Station often as a youth in the '50s and '60s, well remembers when it was filthy, had few services besides ticket sales and for long stretches of the day was occupied by many derelicts.

“At least when I get on the Boston train I have a good chance of landing in the South Station
And not in that part of the daily press which is reserved for victims of aviation.” 

-- Ogden Nash (1902-1971), in Hard Lines

Photo by "fletcher6''

Photo by "fletcher6''