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Stations of uncertain type

Philadelphia--Pittsburgh Main Line

Christiana, Pa.
Marysville, Pa.
Mifflin, Pa.

Wilkes-Barre Branch

South Danville, Pa.
Restaurant.

Clearfield Branch

Curwensville, Pa.
Hardware store.
Clearfield, Pa.
Laundromat.

Main Line--Conemaugh

Blairsville, Pa.
Now a bank. Large building.

Indiana Branch

Blairsville, Pa.
Private residence.

Low Grade Secondary

(fmr. Allegheny Valley RR/Rwy.)
Brookville, Pa.
Warehouse for glove factory.

Southwest Sec.

Youngwood, Pa.
Museum (see elsewhere on this page). ?combo station.

West Pennsylvania RR

Saltsburg, Pa.
Town government offices. Probably combo station.

? Branch, Vandalia

South Bend, Ind.
In good shape, ?unused. ?Combination station.

Main Line Pgh-Chi

Sewickley, Pa.
2 stations. Original, wooden station moved and is now the American Legion hall. The newer station is near the foot of the Sewickley bridge and houses a small business.
Ada, O.
Built 1887. Converted to a community center.
Plymouth, Ind.
Abandoned, in good shape. Served both PFtW&C and Vandalia line. Definitely passenger, possibly freight.

Main Line Pgh-Columbus

Burgettstown, Pa.
Empty and for sale as of July 1997.

GR&I Branch

Vicksburg, Mich.
?type, GTW station also serving GR&I.

Madison? Branch

Madison, Ind.
?type, built 1895, used until passenger service discontinued in 1935; renovated and open a museum of the Jefferson County (Ind.) Historical Society.


Passenger Stations

I guess that we should try to list all former passenger stations, locations, and current owner/use.

Northeast Corridor

Bristol, Pa.
Built in 1911 when the high line was put through. A nonprofit group, Bristol Historic Preservation Inc., has just purchased it and plans to restore the station. [Chris Molden]

Belvidere-Delaware Br.

Lambertville, N.J.
Restaurant and boarding station for Black River & Western
Frenchtown, N.J.
Now a restaurant.

Not the Belvidere-Delaware Br.

Ringoes, N.J.

Philadelphia -- Pittsburgh main line

Duncannon, Pa.
In use as offices of Blue Ridge Communications.
Portage, Pa.
Completed 1926. Now a museum.
Latrobe, Pa.
now a restaurant
Greensburg, Pa.
being renovated to ?restaurant
Pittsburgh, Pa.
luxury apartments (complete with squeal of steel wheels on sharply curved steel rail!)

Harrisburg--Buffalo main line

Ridgway, Pa.
boarded up, roof caving in, brick walls intact
Sheffield, Pa.
boarded up, poor shape

Northern Central

Riderwood, Md.
private home
Luthersville, Md.
private home
Monkton, Md.
restored, NC Rail Trail visitors' center.
York, Pa.
??in good shape
Mount Wolf, Pa.
Unrestored, ?used as a "train shop" (memorabilia, not models).
Sunbury, Pa.
rumored still to stand.
Northumberland, Pa.
Probably built after the NCRy lost its identity as a separate entity; presently houses a restaurant. Said to be identical to the station at Perryville, Md., further suggesting PRR, rather than NCRy, lineage.

Cumberland Valley

Mechanicsburg, Pa.
restored and in use as borough offices. Agent'ís house directly adjacent t depot, west side, restored.
Carlisle, Pa.
preserved, trackside platform roof removed, in use under city parks program
Chambersburg, Pa.
Original CVRR passenger depot and general office building: N. 2nd Street, currently home to Ausherman Bros. Real Estate, 2d story crenellations and central cupola replaced by 3d Story at unknown date, evidenced by different colored brick.

Second passenger depot, ca. 1876: corner N. 3rd & E. King Streets, currently home to Public Opinion daily newspaper. Third Street was original CVRR grade through town. This building was replaced, in turn, in 1919 when new passsenger depot was opened along the high line, one block east.

Third (and last) passenger depot stood approx. 100 yards north directly against the highline; site marked by concrete portals in the embankment, which led to passenger stairway and freight elevator.

Bellefonte Branch

Bellefonte, Pa.
In use, headquarters of Bellefont Historical Railroad. Display of Russell snowplow and caboose in adjoining park. RDC trips to various points on Bellefont and Bald Eagle Valley branches.

Mon Line

Homestead, Pa.
Currently being restored, apparantly owned by a restauraunt chain from Cleveland called "Pufferbelly's".

Pittsburgh Yougstown & Ashtabula

Youngstown, O.
Modern station, built 1950s. Privater owner.
Warren, O.
replicated.

Pittsburgh -- Chicago main line (PFtW&C)

Panhandle Line (PCC&StL)

Dennison, O.
Very nicely restored station, now a museum. Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co. 0-4-0 tank engine on display. Ex-WL&E 40' box car being repainted into Pennsy Merchandise Handling scheme.

Vandalia Line


Combination Psgr/Freight Depots

Belvidere-Delaware Br.

Stockton, N.J.
Now a tile store. Probably a combo station.

Northern Central

Stewartstown, Pa. [Stewartstown Br. NCRy]
Stewartstown RR, home of Stewartstown Twilighter dinner train.
New Freedom, Pa.
Stewartstown RR, awaiting restoration.
Stevenson, Md. [Greenspring Valley Br.]
now private home; platform in place, track gone. Greenspring Valley Br. ran from NC at Hollins, Md., just north of Baltimore city line, to Reisterstown, Md., where interchange with WM RR was made. At one time WM used this branch to reach NC station in Baltimore.
Brooklandville, Md. [Greenspring Valley Br.]
now private home; platform in place, track gone.

Cumberland Valley

Information below provided by Vagel Keller, 1996.08.27.
Newville, Pa.
CV Co-op elevator and adjacent grain warehouse along grade, appear abandoned
Lemasters (South Penn Br.)
Combination depot: integrated with a grain elevator/general store complex. Still used for that purpose.
Williamson (South Penn Br.)
Preserved, in use as storage for nearby grain and feed mill. Nearby steel through truss bridge remains.
Mercersburg (South Penn Br.)
Preserved, but painted light pink, in use as a pizza parlor.
Greencastle
Along mainline, preserved, in use by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Martinsburg, W. Va.
Along mainline, preserved, until recently housed a curio shop, vacant.

Pittsburgh Yougstown & Ashtabula

Lowellville, O.
Wood, preserved, for sale for $49,500.

Main Line -- Columbus to Chicago

Converse, Ind.
Brick, built 1914, purchased 1983, Natl. Register of Hist. Places, 1995. Owned by Susan Perry, houses Journey's End Antiques.

??? Main Line -- Dayton to Indianapolis

Trotwood, O.
Built 1913. On National Register of Historical Places [Tom Vondruska]
Brookville, O.
No info. [Tom Vondruska]


Freight Depots

Newtown Square Branch

Newtown Square, Pa.
Built 1896. Newtown Square Historical Society. Moved about 2 miles west to a site west of PA 252, formerly Drexel U.'s Lodge; to become a museum.

DelMarVa area

Parksley, Va.
shared by the Eastern Shore Rwy. and Delmarva Chapter, NRHS.

Northern Central

Baltimore, President St. Station (1865)
Combination depot until ca. 1925, freight only thereafter. Train shed gone, fenced in, ?to be restored.
Baltimore, Calvert St. Station (1865)
Used until 1971 for freight & railway express. Now a racketball club. Passenger station used to stand 1 block away, torn down 1947.
Cockeysville, Md.
lawn mower shop. Pass. sta. torn down 1975?
Montour Falls, N.Y. [NCRy? or earlier entity?]
Now dentist's office.

Cumberland Valley

Mechanicsburg, Pa.
On opposite side of tracks from agent's house, northwest of depot, in use as the home of the Keystone Model Railroad Club.
Chambersburg, Pa.
Ca. 1890ís freight office (in use into CR): Grant St. behind GM car dealership. Served as restaurant until fire destroyed south 2/3 of structure ca. 1993. Remnant saved and converted to office space for used car dealership.

1919 Office Building: Lincoln Way East (U.S. 30) between CR track and 3rd Street. Multi-story building used as professional office building.

Ft. Loudon (South Penn Br.)
Freight Depot: preserved, in use as community library.
Winchester, Va.
Freight depot standing as of 1987. Original lineh ended about 1/4 mile south at passenger station, now gone and replaced by a gas station.

Chautauqua Br.

Titusville, Pa.
Perry Street. Restored, used as passenger station by Oil Creek & Titusville RR [tourist railroad]. Section house still standing across the tracks. [corr. by Bruce L. Hullihen]

Harrisburg -- Pittsburgh main line

Portage, Pa.
Completed 1909. Closed, but is a historic preservation site.

Pittsburgh -- Chicago main line (PFtW&C)

Sebring, O.
Freight station moved NE, across tracks, and now houses local club's model train layout.

Chicago, Ill.
Freight house, with molded keystone. West end has been added onto since railroad ownership. Constructed 1920? On Peoria St. [Richard Wallis]

Older (1884), curved, brick freight house is still standing, and is now offices of Braun Bottle Co. Inside curve of approach tracks to CUS, between Clinton and Canal Sts., partially under C&NW viaduct. [Richard Wallis]


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