RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Currently, due to safety issues and the neglect of public authorities, the main train station in Rio, known as "Estação Central do Brasil" or Brazil Central Station, is not what you might call an inspiring place. However, the history of this bit of the city of Rio de Janeiro is filled with significance and pleasant nostalgia.
It all began in 1855. The Santana church was demolished so that . . .