In the early 1900′s, travelers could go anywhere by train. America’s train stations provided a doorway to the world, becoming the heart of each community. They were part of everyday life serving as a backdrop for many mileposts in our country’s history. From these stations, loved ones tearfully said goodbye as soldiers departed for World Wars and cheered these heroes on their return. Presidential candidates crisscrossed the country bringing their message to the people from each station’s platform.