Broad Street Station was the PRR’s downtown terminal in Philadelphia. It opened in 1881 and brought 16 tracks into its immense trainshed by 1892. It also included the PRR general offices. Unfortunately, the fire pictured in this June 11, 1923 photograph caused the removal of the trainshed. Another fire in September, 1943 caused major damage, but the terminal’s replacements had already been built by then. – photograph by The PRR – from Classic Trains, Fall 2012, page 90.