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Monday, July 8, 2019

The Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Train Station in Newport

The Old Pennsylvania Railroad Train Station in Newport
We enjoy visiting small towns across the great state of Pennsylvania and seeking out those beautiful old railroad train stations. If you're a fan...you'll find that many of them are still standing today, some are vacant and deteriorating while other's have been refurbished into new businesses.

Over the past few years we've featured the old train stations in Gettysburg, Duncannon, and Marysville. Today we're highlighting the one located in Newport, Pennsylvania. The Duncannon, Marysville and Newport Railroad Stations look very similar! You can tell they were all built around the same time.
The Old Pennsylvania Railroad Train Station in Newport

The old train station in Newport currently sits vacant and is deteriorating. I really wish someone would buy it and restore it. It was originally built by the Pennsylvania Rail Road and I believe it was for passengers and light freight.

Location is everything and back in the good old days...train travel was how you quickly got from point A to point B. It was also how they moved goods from one area to another. The Juniata River runs through Newport...so the area was a big HUB for local trading and passenger travel.

First photograph in our post shows you what the building looked like in February 2019. The second photograph is from a vintage postcard and shows you what the building looked like shortly after it was built and put into operation. Sadly, too many of these beautiful old railroad stations are disappearing and being torn down.

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