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Amtrak concept station, 1970s.

Ink drawing of a concept for a standard Amtrak depot developed in the 1970s.

Amtrak concept station, 1970s.

In its first decade of operation, Amtrak developed standardized designs for new stations that would help create a brand identity for the company. These facilities—generally rectangular with flat, cantilevered roofs—were modular so that they could be easily expanded to accommodate increased future ridership.