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6 Responses to “Rochester’s Grand Bragdon Railroad Station: Returning Soon in 3D!”

  1. Jim Mayer says:

    That’s pretty cool. If they get the 3D model and texturing in place, perhaps the Bragdon Station could live again in a first person video game. Alive in virtual reality, if, sadly, gone in ours. A whole generation of kids would get to see it, then!

  2. Ha. “Grand Theft Train Station – Flower City”

  3. daggar says:

    Hopefully someone will incorporate this into some FPS that uses it as a deathmatch level where you to hunt renderings of the urban planners responsible for destroying it, as well as the current station’s architect.

  4. Jason Haremza says:

    Urban planners, especially the generation active in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, have a lot to answer for but this is not one of them. Blame the private sector owner of the station who tore it down: the New York Central Railroad and its successor company, Penn Central.

  5. Dennis B. says:

    Let’s be realistic.

    The NYCRR tried to sell numerous railroad stations in its network, back in the 50’s, the most famous of them being Buffalo Central Terminal.

    These terminals were built during a time when railroads had many politicians bought off, and their hubris into the 20’s caused them to build massive terminals, not long before the crash in ’29. Economic bubbles tend to give a false sense of security, and easy credit, to companies, and the railroads were some of the worst offenders, back then. The terminals were obsolete by 1950, mere decades after having been built. The NYCRR wanted the costly, drafty terminals off of their tax burdens.

    It’s too bad we don’t have a nice terminal downtown, though. I’ve used the current one many times in the last 35+ years, and quite frankly it’s an embarrassment.

  6. Martin Edic says:

    I have a very vague childhood memory of being there to meet my grandmother who was coming from Utica. I remember a cathedral-like feeling. the current station is officially the worst Amtrak station in the state.


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