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Old 01-27-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Netherlands
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Default Old abandoned train stations on the countryside

Hello everyone.
I'm a Dutch writer and I'm writing a story right now that takes place on the American countryside. At the moment, I'm looking for a location, it has to be a town with an old abandoned train station close to it (or another old abandoned building), which is important for my opening scene. So maybe you guys can help me, it doesn't have to be in Pennsylvania, any small town on the countryside will do. Does any of you have suggestions?
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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There are many such towns throughout the region. This is an interesting town with an old train station, though someone might be living in the building at the moment. I can do more research tomorrow. Are you looking for a building in a particular region?

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:29 PM
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Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Selinsgrove has an old abandoned train station that was going to become a restaurant. However, that fell through and it's just sitting there deteriorating. A shame, really. If someone had some money to invest it would make a very interesting building for a commercial venture of some type. I believe it's still available for sale.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I'm not sure if i did this right, but try this link, it's not abondanded, but it's beautiful. The Morris County Central Railroad
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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My home town. Lots of history and a lovely old train station.

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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All aboard for a stop at Cresco train station museum - poconorecord.com - The Pocono Record
Cresco train station in Cresco, Pa
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Mauch Chunk Train Station - TheSwitzerlandOfAmerica.com
This may be the oldest station in all of America.......a fantastic history of how the trains started here. The town is known as the Switzerland of America due to its majestic mountains.......
In the town of Jim Thorpe, which has a great history in itself........
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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[SIZE=4]"a site dedicated to existing railroad stations in the state of Pennsylvania. Your help as a railroad historian has been, and will continue to be, essential to the life of this site. There are over 600 current stations in the database and photographs of over 500 stations of the past. "[/SIZE]

Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present


Luzerne County Pennsylvania Railroad Stations

Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Railroad Stations
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:13 AM
Status: "Wondering where the summer went!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Summering, I was also going to suggest Jim Thorpe, but that train station is definitely not abandoned. It's been renovated and upgraded, with a museum and I think a bank branch. It's absolutely beautiful and probably not what the OP is looking for.

I'd actually suggest the Midwest, where they have those wonderful stretches of road, with the railroad tracks alongside, a grain elevator next to the tracks and sometimes a station, and the town visible in the distance. To me, that just screams "Americana".
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