Tampa Union Station

Tampa Union Station (HM2IY)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 57.145', W 82° 27.057'

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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, America's 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 ACL's West Coast Champion, South Wind, the Southland and the SAL's Silver Meteor, Silver Star and Sunland. In 1971 Amtrak began operating the nation's passenger rail services and today runs trains out of Tampa Union Station. In 1991 the non-profit Tampa Union Station Preservation & Redevelopment, Inc., puchased 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.
HM NumberHM2IY
Marker NumberF-451
Year Placed2001
Placed ByTampa Union Station Preservation and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 357267 N 3092778
Decimal Degrees27.95241667, -82.45095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.145', W 82° 27.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 8.70" N, 82° 27' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 575 FL-45, Tampa FL 33602, US
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