Union Station, Amtrak Santa Fe Depot

On Kettner Boulevard
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:18:34 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1009
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The Garden Out Front
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:19:19 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1011
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Waiting Room and Ticket Office
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:19:54 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1015
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Waiting Room With Ticket Counter
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:20:06 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1016
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Exterior Pre-Boarding Area
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:21:57 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1019
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Novelties Through This Door
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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."


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:22:18 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1020
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A Ticket Machine
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:03 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1022
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Entry Beyond Park
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:25:35 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1023
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Two Trains
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:26:16 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1024
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Two Trains In Context
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Two trains stopped with the station off to the right and a parking lot off to the left.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:26:26 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1025
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Station In Context
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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.


Union Station external link Amtrak Santa Fe Depot external link   •  1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:39:56 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1033
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