CAMBRIA  COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Johnstown 47 Walnut Street
(GPS: 40.329762, -78.921846)
P Railroad 1916 In Use Brick
Johnstown Corner of Short Street and Matthew Street
(GPS: 40.326097, -78.913125)
F Business 1896 Aband. Brick  
Nantyglo Corner of Chestnut Street and 1st Street
(GPS: 40.471501, -78.834862)
C Civic 1903 Gone Wood  
Portage Lee Street at Dulancy Drive
(GPS: 40.390118, -78.673333)
P Museum 1926 In Use Brick  
Portage East side of Main Street at South Railroad Avenue
(GPS: 40.388697, -78.671804)
F Museum 1909 In Use Wood  
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Adams The Cambria & Indiana RR formerly the Blacklick & Yellow Creek RR was originally established in 1904 and changed ownership and names in 1909. It was mostly a coal-hauling RR, but did offer passenger service via mixed trains. Passenger operations ceased aorun 1932.
Aldburn  
Amsbry  
Ashville The C&C was later part of the PRR. The station was on the northeast side of Liberty Street on the NW side of the tracks (GPS: 40.560928,-78.548692).
Bakerton
(Elmora)
This station was between Reed Street and Frazier Street on the south side of the tracks at GPS: 40.602871, -78.745461.
Barnesboro This station was at the site of what is currently Giant Eagle at the SW end of Cottonwood Street off US-219 (GPS: 40.660502,-78.783646). The town is now called Northern Cambria.
Barnesboro
(North Barnesboro)
The station was on the east side of Mulberry Street (formerly 3rd Street) on the north side of the tracks.
Beaverdale This small passenger station was near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Cedar Street (PA869) at approximately GPS: 40.320414, -78.698209. The Beaverdale station was just 1/2 mile north of the Lloydell station. The Lloydell station was built first and then a non-agency station was added at Beaverdale when that town grew larger. Around 1919, residents of Beaverdale petitioned the RR to add freight service, but it was to no avail as there was already an express agent at Lloydell.
Belsano  
Ben's Creek Photos taken by Diehl Photo Studio, Portage, PA.
Beulah  
Beulah Road  
Big Fill This station is listed on the 1900 timetable, but not on the 1915 map. It was somewhere between Loretto Road and Driscoll.
Blandburg
(HOMMER)
This station was on Railroad Street.
Border  
Bradley Junction This station was on the north side of Lemon Drop Road (SR-1007) on the east side of the tracks at GPS: 40.551380, -78.669730. This was the junction for the Susquehanna Extension.
Cardiff  
Carrolltown Road This station was on the south side of Deveaux Street on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.597400, -78.727657).
Carrolltown This station was north of Carrolltown off of Sunset Road behind what is now a Dollar General.
Cassandra
(Derby)
 
Colver Cambria & Indiana RR.
Concrete Bridge  
Condron A station is shown here on the 1890 county atlas.
Conemaugh  
Creslo  
Daugherty This was a station on the Altoona and Wopsononock RR (later the Altoona, Clearfield, & Northern RR).
Dean Station  
Douglass Run  
Driscoll This station was on the south side of Stock Road on the east side of the tracks at GPS: 40.528381, -78.661291.
Dunlo  
Dysart  
East Conemaugh The original station was on the SE side of Railroad Street across from the end of Cherry Street (GPS: 40.345784,-78.884186). There was a freight house about 300 feet to the NE. These stations were eventually replaced by the station listed below.
East Conemaugh A later combination station was on the corner of Railroad Street and Oak Street (GPS: 40.347073, -78.882491 ). This station is shown on the 1913 Sanborn map.
Ebensburg The first station here was a frame combination station on the west side of South Center Street on the north side of the tracks at GPS: 40.481526, -78.725261. It was replaced with the brick station listed below sometime between 1899-1904.
Ebensburg This brick passenger station was built sometime between 1899-1904 and was on the site of the original combination station (on the west side of South Center Street on the north side of the tracks at GPS: 40.481526, -78.725261).
Ebensburg When the new passenger station (listed above) was built, a freight station was added at the end of Cherry Street (formerly called Station Street) on the south side of the tracks at GPS: 40.481543, -78.726225.
Eckenrode Mill  
Edwards  
Eleanor  
Elkdale Junction
(White Mill)
 
Elton
(Eltonburg)
 
Emeigh  
Fallen Timber  
Ferndale
(VicKroy)
 
Flinton  
Fishertown  
Frugality  
Gallitzin The westbound station was on Main Street where it used to cross the tracks at Railroad Street. The station was on the west side of main, on the south side of the tracks. (GPS: 40.481744,-78.552589)
Gallitzin The eastbound station was on South Main Street south of Howell Street. It was on the north side of the tracks (GPS: 40.47715,-78.553078).
Gallitzin
(Tunnel Sta.)
This station was near the portal to the Allegheny Tunnel. It is listed as "storage" on the 1900 timetable.
Garman  
Garway Garway station was 7.5 miles north of Patton according to the NYC timetable. Not sure if this was in Cambria or Clearfiled County.
Glasgow  
Hastings In 1890 the station was on the SW side of 4th Avenue on the NW side of the tracks. Later there were sepaerate freight and passenger stations at this location. The stations were between the creek and the tracks. The freight station was at GPS: 40.664250, -78.711257, and the passenger station was at GPS: 40.663986, -78.711514.
Johnstown This brick station was on the NE side of Washington Street at Franklin Street (GPS: 40.326698, -78.916673). The passenger station survived the flood, but the freight house did not. The station is shown on Sanborn maps as early as 1891 and as late as 1913.
Johnstown There was a brick freight house just to the SE of the original passenger station at GPS: 40.326486, -78.916080.
Johnstown According to the B&O Annual Report of 1888: "a corrugated iron freight house was erected... to replace the old freight house washed away by the flood." This freight house sat on the same site of the previous freight house (GPS: 40.326486, -78.916080).
Johnstown This freight station sat at the corner of Hynes and Bedford Streets. It was torn down in September 2005.
Johnstown In 1886 the PRR station was at the corner of Walnut Street and what was formerly Iron Street (now part of Walnut) at GPS: 40.329545, -78.920781. This station survived at least until it was replaced by the new station in 1916. It is not clear if it was torn down immediately thereafter or put to some other use. 
Johnstown There was a large brick freight house that sat where the Willaim Penn Avenue overpass is on the north side of the Little Conemaugh River at GPS: 40.328821, -78.918821. The freight house had a two-story head end on the west side. This freight house is shown on the 1895 Sanborn map. By the early 1900s the original overpass was built here and the freight house was removed.
Kaylor
(Ebensburg Jct.)
 
Klines  
KringS  
Lilly The station was on the east side of the tracks just north of the end of Cleveland Street at GPS: 40.425950, -78.621571.
Llanfair  
Lloydell The combination passenger/freight station was on the east end of Oak Avenue on the east side of the tracks at approximately GPS: 40.314943, -78.692108. This station was just 1/2 mile south of the Beaverdale station. The Lloydell station was built first and then a station was added at Beaverdale when that town grew larger.
Loretto Road  
Lovett  
Luckett  
Maplewood  
Martindale  
Mineral Point In 1890 the station was on the east side of Beech Hill Road on the north side of the tracks.
Morrelville  
Mountaindale  
Munster  
Nantyglo The Cambria & Indiana station was at GPS: 40.470344, -78.829843. There is no road to this location now, but a road used to extend up to this location to serve the station. This station was likely torn down in the 1930s after the C&I ceased passenger service in 1932.
Nipton  
Noel  
Northern CambriA See Barnesboro listings above.
Osborn Station
(Grubbtown)
 
PATTON The first station here was a combination depot on the south side of Magee street at GPS: 40.633663, -78.647346.
Patton
AND
Between 1898-1903 new, larger passenger and freight stations were built here on approximately the same site as the original station. The passenger station was at GPS: 40.633726, -78.647330. The stations served the NYC branch here as well. Both the PRR and NYC had secondary branches that diverged from the Cresson branch in close proximity to the station.
Patton The freight station was just to the south of the passenger station at GPS: 40.633386, -78.647461.
Peggs Run  
Portage An early station here, as shown on the 1890 county atlas, was on the east side of Main Street on the south side of the tracks.
Portage In 1911 there was a brick passenger station was on the south side of Washington Street at 40.390247, -78.674433. Across the tracks to the east was a large wooden waiting shed at approximately GPS: 40.390260, -78.673652 off Lee Street.
Preisser  
Puritan  
Red Mill  
Regan Junction  
Revloc  
Ruthford  
Salix  
Sang Hollow  
Sautertown  
Scalp Level  
Sheriden  
South Fork The passenger station was on the NW side of the tracks to the NW of the end of Main Street at GPS: 40.366867, -78.792633. In later years (the early 1900s) there were also passenger shelters between the tracks (GPS: 40.366663, -78.792706) and along Railroad Street on the south side of the tracks (GPS: 40.366663, -78.792706).
Spangler Located on the Susquehanna Extension Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  New York Central had trackage rights from Cherry Tree down to Spangler, thence operated on its own Cambria County Railroad from Spangler to Carrolltown (the highest point on the New York Central System). This station was between 4th and 5th streets (what are numbers of these streets now?) on the NE side of the tracks.
Spangler There was a freight station at the end of 6th Street on the NE side of the tracks.
St. Michael  
Summerhill The station was on the south side of the tracks on what is now Main Street where it runs parallel to the tracks (GPS: 40.374344,-78.760139). There was a shelter on the north side of the tracks at GPS: 40.374648, -78.759980. There was a tunnel that ran under the tracks from the passenger station to that small shelter. There was also a freight station just south of the station on a siding track that ran behind the station (GPS: 40.374148, -78.760143).

Charles Leonard writes: "My parents bought the station and I lived in it for a number of years! I can recall that during the war years a flatbed coal car jumped the tracks and it was leaning against the porch of the house and my mother and I used garden rakes to scrape the coal off the top of the car so that we would have fuel for the kitchen stove. My parents eventually tore the station down and built a new house out of the salvaged lumber and other materials. I can remember hauling boards and the like in my wagon and then removing and straighting the old nails so that we could reuse them."
Syberton This station was between Wildwood Springs and Amsbry.
Thomas' Mill  
Tunnel This station was on the north side of US 219 (Plank Road) on the east side of the tunnel protal at approximately GPS: 40.582230, -78.716680.
Twin Rocks  
Van Ormer  
Vintondale The Ebensburg & Cresson RR was later part of the PRR.
Walsall  
Walter's Mill This staton was somewhere near the Cambria/Clearfield County line.
Wildwood
(Wildwood Springs)
 
Wilmore  
Winterset
(Bradley)
 
1895 CAMBRIA COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Johnstown (PRR) - Dedication ceremony was held October 12, 1916. Architect was Kenneth Murchison of New York and station was built by W.H. Fissell & Co. This was the second PRR station. The earlier PRR station was located at the corner of Iron and Station Streets.