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TAMPA UNION STATION By 1902 , The Seaboard Air Line ( SAL ) Was Formed And The A ...

TAMPA UNION STATION By 1902 , The Seaboard Air Line ( SAL ) Was Formed And The A ...

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Description: TAMPA UNION STATION By 1902 , the Seaboard Air Line ( SAL ) was formed and the Atlantic Coast Line ( ACL ) had taken over the rail system of Henry B . Plant . Tampa Union Station ( TUS ) built in 1912 , was designed by architect J . F . Leitner in Italian Renaissance style , and served both railroads . The companies contributed $250 , 000 to build the station , which was managed by Tampa Union Station Company . During the Depression , Americas passenger railroad earnings fell by half . Higher revenues during WWII were offset by costs of overworking their stock to meet war needs . To increase profits , they reinvested in sleeker , more modern rolling stock , resulting in the " Streamliner Era . " Notable trains that served TUS then included ACLs West Coast Champion , South Wind , the Southland and the SALs Silver Meteor , Silver Star and Sunland . In 1971 Amtrak began operating the nations passenger rail services and today runs trains out of Tampa Union Station . In 1991 the non profit Tampa Union Station Preservation & Redevelopment , Inc . , purchased the 1 . 97 acre terminal and baggage building , renovating it in 1998 . Ownership was transferred to the city of Tampa in 1999 . The station is on the National Register Of Historic Places . Florida Heritage Landmark , Tampa Union Station Preservation & Redevelopment , Inc . , The Florida Department of State , 2001

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