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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Historic Old Marysville Train Station in Perry County

Old Marysville Train Station Railroad in Marysville Pennsylvania
The historic old Marysville Train Station was built around the turn of the century and sits along routes 11/15 in Marysville, Pennsylvania. Marysville is a short 10 minute drive from Harrisburg and sits along the banks of the mighty Susquehanna River. The town sits just north of the world-famous Rockville Bridge (the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world), which is still used by the railroad today.

The Marysville Train Station was a vital hub in the Harrisburg region giving passenger service until it was discontinued in the mid 1950's. Once the building stopped offering passenger train service, it was converted and used by several different types of retail businesses over the years.
Old Marysville Train Station Railroad in Marysville Pennsylvania

In 1992 the current owners purchased the building after renting it for a few years and moved their paddle boating business into the building and onto the property. The business is called Blue Mountain Outfitters and is the largest paddlesports business in the region. They sell canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddeleboards and all of the accessories and items to go along with them. They are a full-service paddlesports store.

When I look at the building...it reminds me a lot of the old Duncannon Train Station located up the road off routes 11/15 in Duncannon. They look very similar (without the upgrades and modifications to the building that were made over the years). Both are located right along the Susquehanna River. You can check out that feature right here on our blog and take a look for yourself.

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