"Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

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Postby R3 Rider » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:19 pm

Am I correct in assuming that SEPTA has closed all their stations outside the city that don't have at least some sort of parking lot (even if it's as small as, say, Rydal's)?
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Postby glennk419 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:18 pm

I don't think Link Belt or DelVal College on the R5 have "official" parking lots but they are still open. Link Belt was even rebuilt a few years ago with a high platform. Crestmont on the R2 is mainly a walkup station but does maintain 8-10 spaces. Fulmor was another station with no official parking, it was eliminated 4-5 years ago although the platform still remains.
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Postby aem7 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:32 pm

If memory serves me right, ConRail closed Fairless Jct., Parkland, and Crescentville stations around 1978. All the other station closures were done by Septa after 1983.
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Postby AlexC » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:17 am

Is Eddington still open?
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Postby R3 Rider » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:02 am

It's still listed on the most recent R7 schedule.
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Postby glennk419 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:13 am

AlexC wrote:Is Eddington still open?


Yes, Eddington is still open. I guess we should call that a "walk down" station. :wink:
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby TrainPhotos » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:48 am

Was out riding around looking for interurban & railroad remnants a bunch the last few months. Right by where this "parkland" stop was, the namesake road paraleling the rail line bows out toward the rail line. Wondering if this is where it was, or if it was by the dead end street. Now that the leaves are all gone, I'd be happy to take another look & take some photos for you all.
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby glennk419 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:53 am

I believe you are correct that Parkland Station was adjacent to Parkland Avenue. Pictures from 1934 show it as not much more than a couple small passenger shelters. Apparently it was strictly a "walk up" station and there was also a pedestrian overpass from which you may be able to find some remnants.There was also another station named Janney between Parkland and Neshaminy Falls.
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby faxman » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:01 pm

as per a 1960 ETT Parkland Roeloff where mostly flag stops. it also show a 4 track main from Neshaminy Falls to Yardly. the NY short line show 2 track main from west Ttrenton to wanye juct
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby amtrakhogger » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:54 pm

faxman wrote:as per a 1960 ETT Parkland Roeloff where mostly flag stops. it also show a 4 track main from Neshaminy Falls to Yardly. the NY short line show 2 track main from west Ttrenton to wanye juct


Roelofs was also an Interlocking (RO.)
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Postby ExCon90 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:04 pm

R3 Rider wrote:Am I correct in assuming that SEPTA has closed all their stations outside the city that don't have at least some sort of parking lot (even if it's as small as, say, Rydal's)?

Many stations on the Wilmington line lack parking; Ridley Park has only on-street, metered parking, and I believe that's true of a number of others, which have been "walk-up" stations since service began in 1871--that's why they're so close together.
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby SCB2525 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:44 am

I think a reopened Roeloffs (with parking) would do great business, especially in the glaring geographical absence of the Newtown branch or any stations between Levittown and Trenton.
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby TrainPhotos » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:40 pm

SCB2525 wrote:I think a reopened Roeloffs (with parking) would do great business, especially in the glaring geographical absence of the Newtown branch or any stations between Levittown and Trenton.


Funny you mention this gap. There are some who want to re-open morrisville as a joint service NJT/SEPTA station. I personally feel that Penn valley would make a good flag stop, based purely on location along the line. The reason there is so much push for a re-activated Newtown line (junction off west Trenton line near bethayres, power provided by bethayres substation), because of the gaps and awkward routes to existing stations. That, and the overcrowding west Trenton line trains & packed parking lots at langhorne & woodbourne.
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Re: "Lost" stations on R3 West Trenton?

Postby westernfalls » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 pm

SCB2525 wrote:I think a reopened Roelofs (with parking) would do great business, especially in the glaring geographical absence of the Newtown branch or any stations between Levittown and Trenton.


It would be great but making it handicapped accessible would be quite a challenge with the present track configuration.
Woodbourne and Langhorne have the same problem but those stations already exist; Roelofs would be new construction.
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