LAWRENCE  COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Chewton Mill Street near end P Garage ???? Gone Wood
Ellwood City Beaver Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets. F Vacant 1927 Gone Brick  
Harlansburg US 19 and PA108 P Museum ???? None Wood
New Castle 138 W. Washington P Civic ???? Gone Wood  
New Castle 334 E. Washington P Business 1911 Gone Brick  
New Wilmington 405 E. Neshannock (PA 208) C Business ???? Gone Wood
Wampum Main St. (PA288) just South of bridge to Chewton. F Storage ???? In Use Wood  
West Pittsburg PA 168 (Union Valley Rd.) C Vacant 1907 In Use Stone
Wilmington Jct.
(Neshannock)
NE side of PA956 between Old Mercer Road and Sipe Road
(GPS: 41.086954, -80.312267)
C Residence ???? Gone Wood  
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Awwa Junction  
Bessemer
(Walford Sta.)
A freight station opened here in 1905 which the PRR designated as Walford Station. This small station was in the vicintiy of East Poland Avenue and served the short branchline that the PRR built from Covert's Crossing on the mainline to reach the industries in Bessemer.
Butler Road
Station
 
East New Castle This station was likely where the tracks crossed Old US 422 (Willowbrook Road) at GPS: 40.981492, -80.305976.
Edinburg At various times the spelling of this town name has been Edenburg, Edenburgh, and Edinburg.
Ellwood City  
Ellwood City  
Enon  
Gibsondale This station was between Butler Road Station and Princeton. It burned down on October 14, 1921 (New Castle News, 10-18-1921).
Grahams  
Grant City  
Harbor Bridge  
Hillsville  
Mahoningtown
(New Castle)
 
Mahoningtown
(New Castle)

AND
Built 1933.
Mahoningtown
(New Castle)
The original P&LE station here.
MoraVIA
(West Moravia)
This was a small passenger shelter located behind Moravia Presbyterian Chruch at GPS: 40.922537, -80.376699).
Moravia
(West Moravia)
 
Nashua  
New Castle Station built between the P&LE and B&O mains. It was used for a Yard office for the small P&LE Yard. Demolished in 1998.
New Castle This was on the west side of the river.
New Castle This union station, used by the PRR, P&LE and B&O, was on East Washington Street near Grove Street. It was built in 1901 and burned on December 13, 1910 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 14, 1910).
New Castle This P&LE freight house was on Pear Street (now called Produce Street) at GPS: 40.998686, -80.341927.
New Castle This freight house served as a flour compnay after its retirement in the 1960s. It burned down in 1971.
Payne  
Princeton This was both a general store and station.
Princeton A new combination station was opened here in 1908.
Pulaski This station was on the west bank of the Shenango River, about 600 yards south of the Pulaski Bridge. PA 208/551 now runs right behind where the train station was.
Pulaski  
Rose Point  
Volant This station was on the south side of PA208 (Main Street) at approximately GPS: 41.113156, -80.258502.
Wampum The platform steps for the freight station (still standing as of 2009) can be seen in the foreground of the photo.
Wampum Junction  
1895 LAWRENCE COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Chewton (B&O) - I'm not sure that this is a station but it looks like one of B&O design. If it is, it is probably not what served as the main B&O station. A local told me that it was a MOfW shed moved many years ago from "down the tracks" but it is quite ornate to be a MOfW building. It is the second to last garage on the river side of the street.

Harlansburg (Replica) - Although the RR never ran through Harlansburg, the owners built a replica station (of no particular RR design) and opened a very nice transportation museum complete with passenger platform and old PRR passenger cars. Lots of RR items on display and a gift shop. Open everyday except Monday in the summer till 5 pm. Open Sat and Sun till 5 p.m. in the winter. Short drive from New Castle or Grove City.

New Wilmington (Sharpsville RR) - This is part of the Amish Peddler gift shop although barely recognizable due to additions and siding. When looking at the building from the front you will see two roof peaks. The smaller peak to the left defines the part that was the station. Also there is a small loading platform still on the West side of the building. Inside the store you can make out the original wooden East outside wall of the station.

West Pittsburg (P&LE) - The Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society has purchased and is in the process of restoring this long neglected station. So far it has been cleaned out and many broken roof tiles have been replaced. The chapter has fund raisers often to support the work and payments. The station is surely a large station for such a small town. Back when it was built there were big plans for this town. -- Don Gee.