Boyertown station

Boyertown station was a Reading Railroad station in Boyertown, Pennsylvania on the Pottstown-Barto line that is currently a heritage railroad station serving the Colebrookdale Railroad heritage railroad. The station formerly served a spur of the Pottstown Line which was truncated from the SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line in Norristown.[2] There is currently a small building serving as the ticket house, but there are plans in the works to build a grand 8000 square foot station that would serve as the main station with a restaurant. Once that is complete the current station will turn into a bike rental.

Boyertown
Colebrookdale Railroad heritage railroad station
Former Reading Railroad station
Colebrookdale Railroad train at Boyertown station, August 2017.jpg
Colebrookdale Railroad train at Boyertown in 2017
History
OpenedSeptember 6, 1869[1]
Services
Preceding station Colebrookdale Railroad Following station
Pottstown
Terminus
Secret Valley Line Terminus
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Colebrookdale
toward Pottstown
Colebrookdale Railroad New Berlinsville
toward Barto


References

  1. ^ Davis, Larry (October 5, 1950). "Barto Rail Line Halt Causes Little Stir". The Pottstown Mercury. pp. 1, 20. Retrieved August 29, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ Snyder, Michael (March 1, 2015). "Colebrookdale Railroad played an important part in the economic and social framework of the area". The Mercury.

Coordinates: 40°19′53.8″N 75°38′11.2″W / 40.331611°N 75.636444°W / 40.331611; -75.636444