The Anhalter Station is the most famous of Berlin"s train stations. In the years 1875 to 1880 an edifice came into being from the plans of the architect Franz Schwechten that the world had not seen up to that time, a building intended to represent the city, boldly built of steel, that attracted attention far beyond the city limits of Berlin. But, the brick and terracotta tradition also found its highpoint here. Berlin Anhalter Station, the myth lies in the name. It was the holiday train station for the Berliners like no other station. It was the hub into the wide world. It was the gate to the South. Many Berliners started their trip to Italy, France, or simply to Southern Germany from here. Many dreams began here. Berlin Anhalter Station, it was pure pulsating life, it was simultaneously the starting and ending point. Here you were in the heart of the city. From the Askanischer Square that was in front of the Anhalter Station, The Potsdamer Square and the political center was just a few minutes away. The Anhalter Station Bahnhof was more than just the hub for people, even for locomotives. From 1923 on the railroad maintenance facility for the Anhalter Station was assigned brand new class 39 (P 10) steam locomotives. They left their stamp just like the legendary class SVT 137 Hamburg design express rail cars. But tank locomotives like the class 74 were also stationed at the Anhalter Station maintenance facility. They were mainly used for the Berlin City, Ring, and Suburban rail lines. Berlin Anhalter Station, it meant breathtaking dynamism and a constant coming and going.