History of Lancaster Station

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This Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to 85 years ago when the Lancaster, Pa., station opened. It was originally constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad (yes, that Monopoly square is named after a real railroad) and is about a mile from downtown Lancaster.

From its beautiful paned skylight to its Art Deco hanging lights, the brick classical revival building was built to become a classic. And what makes this station stand out from our other 500 destinations is that it’s recently gotten a big facelift!

If you’re one of the more than half million people who rode the Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service through Lancaster last year, you know we’ve been working hard to renovate the station. We’re now putting the finishing touches on the project and want to give you a sneak peek at one our favorite parts of the restoration.

Lancaster-based Brent L. Miller Jewelers graciously donated six historic clocks that are now displayed around the station. But here’s the cool back story: Ryan Miller, Brent’s son, donated the clocks as a tribute to his late father, who used to ride the train from Lancaster to New York while building his jewelry business. Today, the clocks greet Amtrak riders throughout the station. How cool is that?

If you want to read more about Lancaster Station and its amenities, head to GreatAmericanStations.com!

What’s your favorite thing about your local Amtrak station? Tell us in the comments below!