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Westtown station

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Owned by  West Chester Railroad
Structure type  Frame building
Owner  West Chester Railroad
Tracks  1
Phone  +1 610-430-2233
Platforms in use  1
Westtown station
Location  Street Road Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania.
Line(s)  Pennsylvania Railroad, SEPTA R3 West Chester Line
Opened  1859, 1997 (as heritage railway)
Address  842 E Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
Similar  West Chester station, Oakbourne station, West Chester University, Locksley station, Glen Mills station

The west chester railroad westtown station gallery


Westtown station is a railroad station in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It currently serves as a stop on the West Chester Railroad heritage railway and an art gallery.

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The station was a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad's (PRR) West Chester Line, and later became a part of SEPTA's R3 West Chester Line. SEPTA discontinued service in 1986, and the West Chester Railroad resurrected the line for recreational excursions in 1997.

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History

Westtown Station was built in 1859 by the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad and was originally called Street Road Station, but was renamed "Westtown" in 1888. The Westtown Post Office was established there in 1871, though it has since moved to a new site in an adjacent building.

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 in 1997, a privately owned and operated heritage railway that operates between Glen Mills and West Chester on weekends. The station still stands and is home to an art gallery run by Kenneth Kazanjian, a potter, and Shelly Shultis, a painter.

References

Westtown station Wikipedia


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