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The Pittsburgh Amtrak Station is located in a viaduct as the line goes through Pittsburgh, quite near downtown. The stations another stop where Amtrak's been renigated outside what was once a grand Penn Station, this time the station has been rebuilt to condominiums (the station's office tower) with no public access to the former public waiting room spaces, these are the lobby of the apartment complex. The present Amtrak Station consists of a small car loop area at street level inside a small parking lot. From the parking lot entrance at ground level is the station's small waiting area and ticket window and checked baggage area, a staircase and up escalator lead an upper landing where doors lead out to the station's canopied platforms. From the upper level an additional exit leads to an outside bridge alongside the old Union Station, it has a sign saying its only open from 6AM to 6PM this isn't useful for passengers because all train departures and arrivals except one are outside this time period.

Service is presently provided by the Capital Limited which connects passengers (with a late night or wee hours of the morning layover) to the Pennsylvanian, a local state supported train to New York City via Harrisburgh along the route used by the Broadway Limited. The Broadway Limited was Amtrak's original flagship train to Chicago from New York (with a Washington Section in the early years) which ran from Amtrak's beginnings until 1995, when it lost (and then regained) sleeper service being renamed the Three Rivers until March 7, 2005, when it was finally discontinued, and replaced by the daytime Pennsylvanian connecting to the Capital Limited (thru coaches are presently in the works). From 1980 until 2004 the route to Harrisburg and Philadelphia saw a second daily train (to supplement the Three Rivers or Broadway Limited) called the Pennsylvanian, this was extended to Chicago as well from November 7, 1998 to January 27, 2003 to accommodate Amtrak's attempt into the express freight business. The Capital Limited, presently the only train to Chicago first began in 1981 and has run every since.

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(pittsburgh1) A metal platform sign of an unstandardized design hangs from the canopy at Toledo, OH.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh2) Hand Painted signs depict tracks 2 and 3 on one of the island platforms in the large station complex that is barely used at Toledo, OH. There is also one saying 'To Station'
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh3) Passengers walk down to board the Lake Shore Limited on track 3 at Toledo, OH. Some brick enclosed areas on the platform now closed to the public are visible
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh4) A painted sign on a brick wall of a closed off interior area for the now closed Exit Ramp
20 August, 2008
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(pittsburgh5) Passengers board and detrain from the Westbound Lake Shore Limited at Toledo, OH. The large station building is visible.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh6) The rising sun and curve of a canopy over abandoned tracks at Toledo, OH.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh7) An old sign that says two station on a small closed off area of the platform at Toledo, OH.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh8) The side platform closest to civilization at Toledo, OH with the station parking lot visible beyond track 1.
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(pittsburgh9) Two abandoned and overgrown stub-end tracks that were once for passenger trains terminating at Toledo.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh10) Some signs of a former industrial area with an old sign for the Great Lakes Warehouse are visible from the Amtrak station at Toledo, OH.
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh11) Another view down the island platform for tracks 2 and 3 at Toledo, OH with the Westbound Lake Shore Limited stopped in the station just after daybreak .
20 August, 2008
(pittsburgh12) The tracks and long platforms with there unused metal canopies curve off into the distance. The sun is continuing to rise at Toledo, OH.
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(pittsburgh13) The Capital Limited makes its service stop shortly before midnight.
29 May, 2011
(pittsburgh14) One portion of the wide station house and the doors out to the street
5 August, 2011
(pittsburgh15) Benches and the ticket/baggage window beyond
5 August, 2011
(pittsburgh16) Another interior view of this extremely bright station
5 August, 2011
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(pittsburgh17) Another view of the waiting room with its colorful floor
5 August, 2011
(pittsburgh18) More benches
5 August, 2011
(pittsburgh19) The doors from the station out to the platforms
5 August, 2011
(pittsburgh20) Private Varnish Salisbury Beach on the Lake Shore Limited stopped at Toledo on an annual Great Circle Rail Trip
14 July, 2009
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Last Updated: 30 May, 2011
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