YORK  COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Ben Roy Off Camp Betty Washington Road near Old Dutch Lane. C Residence ???? Gone Wood
Brillharts Station Brillharts Station Road off Twin Arch Road C Residence ???? Abandoned Brick  
Brogueville Trinity Road off Brown Road C Residence ???? Gone Wood  
Delta Front Street at Broad Street P Residence ???? Gone Wood  
Fawn Grove West side of Market Street at Mill Street
(GPS: 39.730193, -76.451936)
C Residence ???? Gone Wood  
Glatfelters South side of Glatfelters Station Road on the east side of the trail.
(GPS: 39.874376, -76.750014)
P Residence ???? Abandoned Brick
Hallam
(Hellam)
East Cherry Avenue
(GPS: 40.006288,-76.602792)
F Storage ???? Gone Wood
Hanover
AND
Railroad Street & Library Place
(GPS: 39.804312,-76.985697)
P Business 1889 In Use Brick  
Hanover Railroad Street at Park Avenue
(GPS: 39.803477,-76.984814)
F Railroad ???? In Use Wood/Metal
Hanover Junction
AND
PA616 near Shaffers Church Road C Civic 1860s In Use Wood
Laurel Laurel & Old Forge Roads P Business ???? In Use Wood
Mt. Wolf Front Street near Maple Street C Private ???? In Use Wood  
Muddy Creek Forks Muddy Creek Forks & New Park Road C Museum 1900 In Use Wood
New Freedom Front Street at Franklin Street C Railroad 1885 Abandoned Wood
Orwig Along PA 851 between Waltemyer School Road and Hill Road
(GPS: 39.760613, -76.628286)
P Residence ???? In Use Wood  
Red Lion 73 North Main Street
(GPS: 39.902182, -76.607869)
C Civic 1925 Gone Brick
Relay Fruitlyn Drive, off North Walnut Street C Residence ???? Gone Wood  
Seven Valleys
(Smyser)
Main Street C Business 1838 In Use Wood
Shrewsbury
(Hungerford)
(Turnpike)
Main Street north of Tolna Road
(GPS: 39.757308, -76.677919)
C Vacant 1925 Inactive Brick  
Springvale Circle Drive off Springvale Road C Residence ???? Gone Wood  
Snyderstown (Yoe) 7-9 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Yoe. P Residence 1880 Gone Wood
Stewartstown Hill Street & Pennsylvania Avenue C RR/Museum 1914 In Use Brick
Strickhouser 2203 Strickhouser Road
(GPS: 39.838401, -76.808428)
F Residence 1853 Gone Brick
Tolna
(Sheffer)
2026 Windy Hill Road (Dear Creek and Windy Hill Roads). C Residence 1886 In Use Wood
Woodbine Miller Road (PA425) at Muddy Creek P Residence ???? Gone Wood  
York
AND
North & Duke Streets
(GPS: 39.967106,-76.728355)
P Business 1890 In Use Brick
York North Street between Duke and North Queen Streets
(GPS: 39.967533,-76.726906)
F Business 1890 In Use Wood
York George & Arch Streets
(GPS: 39.967274,-76.730452)
F Business 1893 In Use Brick
York 200 Block of Roosevelt Street
(GPS: 39.961997,-76.74061)
F Business ???? In Use Wood  
York 490 East Market Street
(GPS: 39.965728,-76.716663)
C Business ???? In Use Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Anderson  
Anstine  
Bachman Valley junction
This station was near where Park Road zig zags across the railbed.
Black Rock There was a station here in 1876 when this was the Bachman Valley RR line.
Boring  
Bridgeton Photo is of Hack Eaton at station in 1962. 
Brodbecks  
Brownton
(Grove Sta.)
 
Bruce  
Castle Fin This station burned down on January 5, 1904 due to an overheated stovepipe. Two adjacent buildings were also destroyed when the fire spread (according to The York Daily, January 7, 1904).
Cly  
Cold Spring  
Dallastown This station was on the north side of East Maple Street east of North Walnut Street at GPS: 39.902200, -76.643426.
Delta Burned down in 1965.
Dillsburg On the short Dillsburg branch of the Cumberland Valley RR (formerly the Mechanicsburg & Dillsburg RR).
Enterprise  
Ewing Station This station was just west of Wrightsville. It is shown on the 1876 map.
Fawn Grove  
Felton Combination station. The building pictured here is not an old station, but used to be a general store with an attached warehouse on the rear, both served by a siding off the Ma&Pa. 
Fenmore  
Gemmill  
Glen Rock There is now a modern gas station on this site at Main and Water Streets.
Glenville
(Glenmore)
There was a station here in 1876 when this was the Bachman Valley RR line.
Goldsboro
(Etters)
In 1876 the station agent here was Benjamin F. Kirkwood. The station was torn down around 1960.
Hanover Ther Hanover & York RR and Littlestown RR may have shared a station here in the early years. A building is shown on maps from 1876 at the site of the existing station on Railroad Street and Library Place.
Hanover The original passenger station was on the SW side of Carlisle Street (GPS: 39.803571, -76.987097). It appears on the 1886 town map, but not on the 1896 map after the union station was built.
Hanover There was a freight station on the NE side of High Street (GPS: 39.802215, -76.989457).
Hellam The original Hellam Y&W station was on the north side of the tracks on the west side of Yorkanna Road (S. Broad Street). The station in the photo may be the original, or a later NCRR station.
High Rock  
Jacobs Mill Station This was an early station on the Hanover & York Railroad.
Jefferson
(Codorus)
 
Keeney  
Kisiner  
Manifold  
Maple Hill  
Marsh Run In 1876, the station was also the hotel here.
Martin Station  
Menges Mill Station  
New Park The New Park station was part of the post office and store complex on the premises of Joseph Gailey. It served as the depot and operating headquarters for the NP&FG RR. The railroad opened for business on Thursday, August 9, 1906. It merged with Stewartstown RR in 1923 and was abandoned in the 1930s. The New Park & Fawn Grove connected the Stewartstown and continued in a southeastern direction roughly parallel more or less alongside local roads for a distance of nine miles, passing through the villages of Manifold, Maple Hill, Gemmill, Wiley, Strawbridge, New Park, Kisiner and Fawn Grove. Although abandoned in the mid-1930s, much of the grading is still visible in places today.
Ore Valley This station was on Springwood Road south of Camp Betty Washington Road (GPS: 39.930394,-76.654927). It was demolished on July 7, 2012 after serving as a residence.
Plank Road Station This was the first station SE of York. I believe it was in the vicinity of Mt. Rose Avenue.
Porters Siding  
Railroad The first station here was on the north side of Main Street on the east side of the tracks.
Reimold  
Smith Station
(Penn Grove Camp)
This was the station for passengers traveling to/from Penn Grove Camp (originally known as Camp Pamadeva).
South Branch There was a station here in 1876 when this was the Bachman Valley RR line.
Spring Grove
(Spring Forge)
Built in 1885.
Spring Grove Passenger station.
Spring Grove Freight station.
Springwood Although there was no station building there, there was a flag stop at Spangler�s swimming pool (later known as Springwood Park) at mile post 71.5 between Relay and Ore Valley.
Stewartstown This station was built in 1898. It was on the north side of Mill Street at GPS: 39.755137, -76.593755. This is where the New Park & Fawn Grove RR joined the Stewartstown RR. After the new station was built in 1914, this building had various business and private uses before being demolished in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Stoner Station This was an early station on the York & Wrightsville RR. It was just east of Hellam. It is shown on the 1876 map.
Strawbridge Station was located at Marsteller & New Park Roads in Hopewell Township. Torn down around 2004. There is some debate whether this was actually Strawbridge’s station. Some local experts believe the building was used as a post office and located adjacent to the right of way (which ran behind the building). It finally came down about 2004. What it was used for exactly is not known.
Summit Station This was an early station that was the first station east of York. It was on Brillinger Road, which is now called Mt Zion Road (GPS: 39.983208,-76.664894).
Thomasville Passenger station.
Thomasville Freight station.
Tolna The freight station here was across the street from the passenger station and burned down in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Turnpike Station This was an early station that was the second station east of York. It was on the Wrightsville Turnpike, which is now East Market Street (PA462) (GPS: 39.986993,-76.644246).
Wiley Station This station was on the west side of Draco Road at the intersection with Marstellar Road at GPS: 39.722389, -76.543446. This building was a store and residence, but is not the station.
Wrightsville The station was loacted on the east side of North Front Street, just south of Hellam Street (GPS: 40.026129,-76.527999). There is a factory there today (2011).
Yoe Station was built in 1896 by York Southern before the MA&PA acquired it. Photo from 1950.
York The first railroad-built station here was erected in 1842 by the Baltimore & Susquehanna RR (later Northern Central). Prior to this, the RR used an previously-existing inn as a station. The second station here was built in 1863. The 1887 map shows this brick station on the SE corner of East North Steet and North Duke Street (across the street from the existing passenger station). The original freight house was on the NE corner of the same intersection.
York This passenger station was on the east side of George Street (at GPS: 39.967695, -76.730101, across from the existing freight station). It was built in 1893.
York
(West York)
There was a small passenger station with a long platform on the SW side of Roosevelt Avenue (formerly West York Avnue). This was known as the West York PRR Station.
York The original Peach Bottom RR depot was on the north side of York Street SW of Louck's Mill Road (GPS: 39.968216,-76.724554)
York Haven This station was built in 1887.
Ziegler  
1895 YORK COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Ben Roy (MA&PA) - Building was general store, post office, train station combo. Sits on private drive.

Glatfelters (PRR) - It is a 2 story orange-ish colored brick building. Milepost 49 is directly across from the building. Also, if you look closely, you can see the foundation for the westbound passenger shelter beside the milepost..

Hallam (Y&W) - A carpenter from Hallam, dismantled and reconstructed the station at the rear of his property near 67?? East Market Street in Hallam in the 1960's. Cherry Avenue (a narrow alley) runs east and west on the north side of Market Street in Hallam. The railroad station originally sat south of Market Street near the old Hallam Furniture Factory.

Hanover (PRR/WM) - The station appears as though it was oriented towards the PRR right-of-way, so I suspect that the PRR actually built the station. The station sits between the two right-of-ways, and appears to have served both the WM and PRR. The CSX uses the old WM tracks, and the Ma & Pa uses the old PRR tracks. There is a diamond and an interchange just east of the station. --Greg Halpin

Hanover Junction (Northern Central) - York Co. rail/Trail Authority to start restoration of this station in the near future. It will be restored to it's 1863 time frame. Formerly a hotel, tt was used by the PRR, NCR, the Hanover Jct. Railway, and Western Maryland.

Laurel (MA&PA) - Laurel - The MA&PA station in Laurel was located in a general store. The building is currently used by a woodworking business. The tracks are still in place, extending about 500 feet north, and owned by an Authority of York County. Eventually, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society hopes to extend the rail excursions operated from Muddy Creek Forks as far north as Laurel

Muddy Creek Forks (MA&PA) - This station was located in a large general store built in 1900 by A.M. Grove. The station is located along a six mile section of the original M&P mainline acquired in 1986 by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society. The store/station and surrounding village was acquired by the Society in 1996. The buildings and tracks are now owned by an Authority of York County. The Society has restored the store, including the station room, to its 1920s appearance. The village is open on Sundays during the summer and excursions are offered by the Society from the station over 3 miles of the track.

New Freedom (Northern Central) - Bill Knepper of the York Co. Rail/Trail Authority writes, during restoration, we discovered the station was enlarged three times, we could tell that because the wood was of three different sizes. It looks like the original section was the passenger end, later it looks like the freight shed was built on, and later the freight end was enlarged. About 15 feet was added to the north end. The station was disassembled and rebuilt in 1999. See old postcard.

Red Lion (MA&PA) - The building is owned by the Red Lion Area Historical Society and is in the process of being restored as a museum as of 2015. Recently the society returned the tracks to the south side of the building. The borough removed the tracks some 10 years ago for a storm drain project and did not return them, so the Historical Society took on the project in 2014 and finished it in 2015.

Seven Valleys (Northern Central) - This is the second oldest existing station in continuous use in the USA. It is now a general store. The only unscheduled closing was for four hours during the assassination of President McKinley in 1903. The waiting room still has the arrival and departures boards hanging on the wall from the 1950's, and the station masters office remains in use as the manager's office. The ticket window remains as originally constructed in 1838.

Snyderstown (Yoe) (MA&PA) - Combination general store/post office/passenger station. Village was originally called Snyderstown, but the Postal Service rejected the name for a post office as another already existed in Pennsylvania. Town was then renamed Yoe. A second Yoe passenger/freight station was built later, across the street, and was razed by the railroad in the 1970s.

Strickhousers (Northern Central) - This building was an ore-loading freight station. The railroad was constructed along the West Branch of the Codorus Creek that forms the right of way lane to the next farmhouse. Iron ore was discovered on the hills on the north side of Green Valley Road. A railroad spur was constructed along the hills down to this station. The iron ore was floated in rail cars (by gravity) to Hanover Junction.

Stewartstown (Stewartstown RR) - This station opened on Dec. 29, 1914. Has original waiting room, ticket office, and freight house. Brick station, however second story is wood.  The Railroad has been closed to tourists for a few years now since a derailment a couple years back on their Easter Bunny Train. The station is currently in poor condition with holes in the roof and a crumbling platform. Volunteers occasionally will maintain the tracks to a certain degree, but for the most part, past Tolna the railroad is abandoned with exempt signs at the grade crossings. --Thomas Gallion, 2007

Tolna (Stewartstown RR) - Building served as a station, post office and general store.

York (Northern Central) - This station is labeled as the "Grand Union Passenger Station" on the 1893 Sanborn Insurance map. For more information and photos on all York city and county stations see Greg Halpin's page  Railroads and Railfanning In and Around York! The NCR relocated the main line through York in 1890 thus neccessitating a new passenger and freight station that year.

York (WM Freight) - Only the brick head end of this station remains; the wood frame section has been torn down.

York (PRR Freight) - There are two buildings in this freight complex, one on each side of North Street.

York (MA&PA) - Now serves as the housing authority maintenance department.  For more information and photos on all York city and county stations see Greg Halpin's page: Railroads and Railfanning In and Around York!