P&R/Reading - Glen Willow

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P&R/Reading - Glen Willow

Postby BoxallsAccommodation » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:23 am

Perhaps this may be more appropriate for the Reading board...IS the location of the Ivy Ridge station on the Manayunk/Norristown line the same site as the old P&R Glen Willow station? Was it an original station to the PG&N and when did it close before being resurrected by Septa (if that in fact is the same locaton)?
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Re: Glen Willow

Postby AlexC » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Moved to Anthracite board.
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Re: P&R/Reading - Glen Willow

Postby westernfalls » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:59 am

BoxallsAccommodation wrote:...Is the location of the Ivy Ridge station on the Manayunk/Norristown line the same site as the old P&R Glen Willow station?

Checking a map available on http://www.philageohistory.org, in 1895 both Glen Willow on the RDG and Cinnaminson on the PRR were in the general location of Ivy Ridge on SEPTA.
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Re: P&R/Reading - Glen Willow

Postby BoxallsAccommodation » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:13 am

Thanks for that!
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Re: P&R/Reading - Glen Willow

Postby John Johnstone » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:31 am

Hello,

Glen Willow was about 100 feet North of the current Ivy Ridge stop and included an icehouse. It was mostly a freight station/whistle stop which ended in the 1930's. The Glen Willow yard is still accessible, fairly empty, paved over with sidings removed. Between 1835 and 1870, during P,G & N days, it was called Springfield.

The Cinnaminson stop on the Pennsy was at the current Ivy Ridge and only had a shelter. It was named after a small Swedish village that was present before Manayunk existed as a community.

I hope this helps.

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