Friday, October 14, 2011

Pennsylvania – One More Railroad Depot+

When Laurie and I finished our tour of the Milton Pennsylvania town offices, (former railroad depots), with the Borough’s Mayor Ed Nelson, we asked him about the location of any other nearby depots.  He pointed us in the direction of the next depot north, just a bit on up US Highway 15…


This is the depot in White Deer Pennsylvania.  It was built by the Reading Railroad in 1912, right after the previous station burned down.  Originally, Reading took over this rail line from the Catawissa, Danville and Milton Railroad.  This was also the eastern terminus of the White Deer Valley narrow gauge lumbering railroad. 


Here’s a close up of the depot.  It now serves as a museum as well as the home and primary meeting place for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Railroading Historical Society.  This chapter was formed back in 1973…and it was chapter number 133 when it was founded.


There is a fair amount of rolling stock on hand on the Museum’s property.  Here we have a couple of old cabooses as well as some work/inspection cars.    The museum itself is open on Sunday afternoons only.


This attractive railroad line shack has been moved to the White Deer Depot and Museum site and preserved. 


The rolling stock includes quite a few passenger coach cars.  Very short railway excursion trains are periodically dispatched from the Deer Valley Railroad Museum.  The museum has 2 engines…a small old Plymouth switcher and a GE-45 ton switcher. (Unit #10)

Thanks to Milton’s Mayor Nelson for directions to this semi-hidden location.  The White Deer Depot and Railway Museum is located just south of White Deer Pennsylvania just before the old dismantled railway bridge over US Route 15.  Turn west on Depot Road.
Just click on any photo to enlarge it…
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

2 comments:

  1. If you didn't know better those could have been taken in the 1950's, except maybe for the well kept landscaping

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  2. As an encouraging mum, if I can say so myself, I had a nice time recently with my two kids to decorate their room in our new house that we just moved into. There were lots of the children's art work, made at home and school, that we happily put on the wall.
    Then we spent time together sitting in front of the iMac and looked through the big collection of digital images that wahooart.com had for their customers to select from and have printed as canvas prints. The kids together chose this painting for their room, Ivan Horse by Edmund Dulac, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHRV2, that we ordered online to have delivered to our new house.

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