Lake City station (Pennsylvania)

Lake City is a former railroad depot located on Rice Avenue in Lake City, Pennsylvania. The station opened in 1852, and a freight depot once stood across the tracks on Railroad Street.[2]

Lake City
Lake City station in August 2020
General information
LocationLake City, Pennsylvania
Coordinates42°00′54″N 80°20′36″W / 42.01509°N 80.34332°W / 42.01509; -80.34332
Owned byGlen and Lisa Shinko (2000–present)
Operated byFranklin Canal Company (1852–1854)
Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad (1854–1869)
Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (1869–1914)
Pennsylvania Company (1870–1918)
New York Central Railroad (1914–1957)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1918–1940s)
Previous namesGirard (1852–c. 1906)[1]
North Girard (c. 1906–1954)
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Springfield, PA
toward Chicago
Main Line Fairview
toward New York
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
toward Pittsburgh
Erie – Pittsburgh Fairview
toward Erie

History edit

All Aboard Dinor interior

The depot served the Water Level Route of the New York Central Railroad and its predecessors for more than 100 years. The depot also served the Pittsburgh–Erie trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the NYCR's main competitor. While the station was located in the village of Miles Grove, the Girard name stuck until the 1950s, presumably due to the proximity of the village of Girard or being within Girard Township.[3] After the end of service in the late 1950s, the station sat unused until it was repurposed as a diner in 1993.[4] The diner is currently known as the All Aboard Dinor.

References edit

  1. ^ "History – Lake City". Lake City Borough. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ West, Dan. "Erie County - Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past and Present". west2k. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ Bates, Samuel. "History of Erie County, Pennsylvania 1884". rootsweb / USGenWeb. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ "History of the All Aboard Dinor". All Aboard Diner - Facebook. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

External links edit

Map of Erie County, PA - 1855