What is pay station in the U.S.?
If you look it up, say, on ODO, it is defined as an AmEng equivalent of pay phone.
pay station: n. US term for pay phone ODO
Now, if you search Google Images for pictures of respectively a pay phone and a pay station, this is what you get:
And so, my question is:
"If" pay station is an older term for pay phone in the U.S., when did the meaning shift from pay phone to what I'd broadly call, "automated parking meter" actually occur, and, most of all, why is that newer or alternate sense of pay station apparently not supported by any authoritative dictionaries available online?