Tomorrow, 30 June 2011, is the last day of operations of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Beginning 01 July 2011, all operations will be moved to Woodlands Checkpoint. The old train station will mercifully be preserved, but of course it won’t be the same.

As the closing date was drawing to a close, the railway station began attracting a stream of visitors who wanted to take one last look at the place. People brought their cameras and played photographer, snapping photos of every nook and cranny, posing in front of everything and everywhere, even the Arrivals platform.

I joined the throngs last Sunday, and of course I took my fair share of photos. I also played around with the sepia settings, which seemed appropriate given the atmosphere. Here’s a few of them; you can find more on Flickr.

As an aside: I will be on the last train pulling into Tanjong Pagar Ralway Station on the 30th. I’ll do my best to tweet during the experience, so do follow me on Twitter @hyperren. Also, do check out The Long and Winding Road for more on Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

throngs of people at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

wall panels inside Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

children posing at sign outside Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

I love these vintage posters outside Tanjong Pagar Railway Station!

This was the only poster depicted from the train interior. I guess all Singapore had to offer was Raffles Hotel?