7652557524_2957fcc8af_kNew York City’s Grand Central.Jamie Olmo/Flickr

New York City’s nightmarish Penn Station is undergoing massive renovations to restore it to something close to its original grandeur. Central Station’s original beauty, however, is still visible.

It does more than chauffeur commuters. Its architecture make you want to wander its halls.

Take a look at the seven most beautiful stops (past and present) on our railways, which started to blossom toward the end of the 19th century.