Union Station
Amtrak Santa Fe Depot

Located at 1050 Kettner Boulevard, in downtown San Diego, California
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On Kettner Boulevard
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:18:34 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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The train station was across the road from the Santa Fe light-rail station and was surrounded by new condominium high-rises.


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The Garden Out Front
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:19:19 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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This garden was out in front of the station. It featured tiled benches, palm trees, and a fountain. A photographer was added for free.


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Waiting Room and Ticket Office
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:19:54 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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The front entry on the south side between Kettner Boulevard and the railroad tracks. Notice the tinting on the overhead windows that served to keep the interior dim.


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Waiting Room With Ticket Counter
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:20:06 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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The interior of the station with the waiting area in the center and the ticket counter at the far end. The tracks were accessed through the doors at the left. Interior photography was forbidden, so this shot was taken through the open door.


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Exterior Pre-Boarding Area
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:21:57 Saturday 16 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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The exterior pre-boarding area. Because it is possible to check luggage with Amtrak, a red luggage cart stood by waiting for a train to arrive.


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Novelties Through This Door
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:22:18 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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Despite the fact that the interior was one large room, the sign over this door said, "Novelties," and the sign over the next door to the left (unseen) said, "Waiting Area."


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A Ticket Machine
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:23:03 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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A ticket machine vended coach tickets for passengers who did not need to check luggage. Changed received could be used to purchase a newspaper.


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Entry Beyond Park
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:25:35 Saturday 16 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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The main "Waiting Room and Ticket Office" entry could be seen beyond the park with its fountain. A low chain link fence surrounded the property.


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Two Trains
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:26:16 Saturday 16 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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Two trains were stopped at the station. One was just disembarking. Here passengers had to walk the entire length of the platform to exit. Notice the red luggage cart hauling luggage.


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Two Trains In Context
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:26:26 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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Two trains stopped with the station off to the right and a parking lot off to the left.


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Station In Context
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)
(Photo taken 15:39:56 Saturday 16 October 2010)
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The city skyline as seen from the waterfront. Here the station can be seen in the lower right of the shot nestled among high-rises. Notice the vast parking lot between the waterfront and the station.


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