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Locksley station (Pennsylvania)

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Owned by  West Chester Railroad
Structure type  shelter
Electrified  1928
Phone  +1 610-430-2233
Platforms in use  1
Tracks  1
Closed  1986
Opened  1891
Owner  West Chester Railroad
Locksley station (Pennsylvania)
Location  Locksley Road Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania.
Address  101, 121 Locksley Rd, Cheyney, PA 19319, United States
Similar  Cheyney station, West Chester station, Westtown station, West Chester University, Oakbourne station

Locksley station is a disused railroad station in Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It previously served the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and later SEPTA Regional Rail's R3 West Chester Line. SEPTA closed the station in 1986. In 1997, this portion of the line was reopened by the West Chester Railroad heritage railway for weekend excursions; the company restored the Locksley station building, but trains do not stop there.

History

Pennsylvania Railroad established Locksley station on May 24, 1890, based on a petition from the residents of the locality. The name, according to a 1901 newspaper article, did not originate from the area, but was chosen by the superintendent of that division of the railroad from a volume of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

SEPTA later took over the station as part of the R3 West Chester Line. SEPTA discontinued regular passenger service in September 1986, due to deteriorating track conditions and Chester County's desire to expand facilities at Exton Station on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. Service was restored by the West Chester Railroad (WCRR) in 1997, a privately owned and operated heritage railway that operates between Glen Mills and West Chester on weekends. The Locksley station shelter has been restored; however, WCRR trains do not stop. A PRR historic manual block position-light signal stands near the station site. Remains of the Dyer Stone Quarry and Thorndale Mills are also visible from the station.

References

Locksley station (Pennsylvania) Wikipedia


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