30th Street Station says goodbye to Amtrak's iconic flipboard

Andrew Kramer
January 27, 2019 - 12:19 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you still didn't get your final look at Amtrak's iconic flipboard inside 30th Street Station that, unfortunately, won't happen now. It was removed for good last night.

It took about a dozen or so workers to wrap the board up with a tarp and bubble wrap, before taking it away.

There weren’t a whole lot of people in the station as it happened, but Brad Failor was, even if it was by coincidence.

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Failor wasn’t planning on being there as it was being taken down, but says he was sure glad that he was there.

"It's just a very surreal feeling to see something you've lived with literally for years of your life, you've seen it hundreds of times and now it's gone,” he explains. “It's a poignant and odd feeling."

As he walked away, Failor blew it a kiss goodbye and left knowing the next time he’d be back, the flipboard would not be.