I don’t get as much time during the week to post “cool” stuff. This is a pretty dramatic comparison. The original photo was taken a few feet left of where I was standing, but that is thick woods now. The train station on the left still stands and is a nicely remodeled home. The original train station on the right was replaced by a newer one and eventually torn down. This is now the Schuylkill River Trail and the Douglassville Hotel is to the far right out of view. ... See MoreSee Less
Grew up in that station till we moved to monacacy hill,the good old days
The Station on the left is the old Pennsy (Pennsylvania) rail Line. The one on the right is the old Reading Station on the Reading rail road Line. The picture is looking towards the West. .
This is good to know! I never realized that this trail was here behind the Douglass Mansion. A friend of mine has a husband & wife ancestors who were killed by a train at this former crossing. She's been wanting to come here to visit the site for the first time. This is perfect, convenient parking and a short walk on this side of the tracks!
I think you mean Douglassville Hotel is to the "far right". lol