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Portland Union Station is one of the oldest continuously operated railroad stations in the country. Ten trains a day serve the station (five round-trips), including the Coast Starlight, the Portland section of the Empire Builder, and Amtrak Cascades trains. The building is included on the National Register of Historic Places. According to a National Railway Historical Society plaque mounted at its entrance, the station was designed by the architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, and was opened on February 14, 1896. It is now owned by the Portland Development Commission. The station, with its massive clock tower, along with its entrance, waiting room and platforms on the same level, bears a remarkable similarity to Baltimore's Mount Royal Station, built about the same time, formerly used by the B&O.





Centennial Station, serving Olympia, Washington.





Portland's "Vintage" Trolley.