Details from L.A.'s Union Station, a National Historic Landmark. The station opened in May 1939 with Mission Revival, Streamline Moderne and Dutch Colonial Revival architectural elements, according to Wikipedia. Today, Amtrak, Metrolink, MetroRail lightrail/subways, and buses operate from the station. Film/TV productions are frequently shot in the interiors, in particular in the Ticketing Hall and the Fred Harvey Restaurant, both of which are normally closed to the public. Both rooms were opened in early May 2012 for an open-house day; also, several historic and modern passenger trains were pulled in on the tracks. Hooray! I focused on trying to see a few smaller details. A couple of these shots are from an earlier, Sunday morning trip.

Ticketing Hall

Ticketing Hall

Interior of a restored 1950s observation car.

Interior of a restored 1950s observation car.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail of a 1950s passenger train.

Detail of a 1950s passenger train.

Train engine detail.

Train engine detail.

Cocktail lounge of the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Cocktail lounge of the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail from the Ticketing Hall.

Train engine detail.

Train engine detail.

Train engine detail.

Train engine detail.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Detail from the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Amtrak engine detail.

Amtrak engine detail.

Detail of tile and stone work from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail of tile and stone work from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail of tile and stone work from the Ticketing Hall.

Detail of tile and stone work from the Ticketing Hall.

Passageway

Passageway