Rename a Historical Station?????

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by N Gauger, Dec 26, 2005.


Should the train station be renamed??

Poll closed Jan 9, 2006.
  1. Yes - Benjamen Franklin sounds better than 30th street

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  2. No - everyone will keep calling it 30th street anyway...

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    No,the name of the station should remain the same.IMHO they had the chance to name it Benjamin Franklin Station years ago but,settled for 30th Street instead.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Do you mean to tell me that after 200 years they don't have anything in Philly named after Ben Franklin? If they want to name something after Ben Franklin, put his name on the next new civic building they build. Don't rename historic places to honor him.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    His name is all over :) Franklin Mint, Franklin Institute, Franklin Field, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

    And that's off the top of my head... :) :)
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    They've renamed the airport outside Toronto a couple of times. I still call it Malton, but I think everyone else is split between Toronto International and Pearson.

    What did this Franklin fellow have to do with railroads?
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Not a lot that I remember learning about, but he was a forefather of our country, Washington, Hancock, Franklin etc......

    He has tons of stuff nationwide named for him, someone got the idea that "30th Street Station" wasn't a good name all of a sudden & thought it best to re-mame it. Go figure....

    Of course, this will cost thousands of tax dollars deciding on wether to re-mame it or not and then the signage will have to be paid for (As mentioned in the article) then The PRR (Conrail & Amtrak) will have to re-print schedules, timetables etc. to reflect the new name and then there will have to be a Media Event/dedication ceremony .......

    oh well, we'll have to see.......

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