OFF THE TRACK
It’s the building that has hardly changed since serving its first passengers in May 1939, 75 years ago. Even in a year of splashy debuts, this one stood out. Just months before “Gone With the Wind” set Atlanta ablaze and “The Wizard of Oz” torndoed into Grauman’s Chinese Theater, downtown Los Angeles had a star-studded blockbuster premiere all its own. A three-day celebration drew half a million fans. Such was the momentous launch party for L.A.’s Union Station in May 1939. Decades in the making, the bold $11 million edifice finally gave Los Angeles the grand train station it so deserved.