Location / Name:
Philadelphia PA: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Railroad Stations of 1934
Access by train/transit:
Well, at the time, any of them :-)
These three pages cover the railroad / train stations that were around in
the early 1900's. What started this whole venture was the 1934
These maps come from an excellent historical reference page of maps of
the greater Philadelphia area from back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, all overlaid on
Google's map from today. You can click on as many maps as you want,
but only the latest map will be shown on top, earlier maps will be
"underneath". The 1934 station locations will be augmented
with screen shots from two other maps: a 1910 Philadelphia Atlas, and
a 1903 Philadelphia Street map. This is because there seem to
be a fair number of stations that disappeared just in these 24 years!
Because there are so many stations to cover, I divided the coverage
into several pages, this page covers stations Northeast of the current 30th
Street Station, the other two cover Northwest and South
B&O -- Baltimore & Ohio RR
CNJ -- Central RR of New Jersey
H&B -- Holmesburg & Bustleton RR (later became part of the PRR)
LV -- Lehigh Valley RR
LVR -- Lebanon Valley Railroad
NYC -- New York Central RR
NYSL -- New York Short Line RR
PB&W -- Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington RR (became the PRR)
PG&N -- Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown RR
PKR -- Port Kennedy Railroad
PN&NY -- Philadelphia, Newtown & New York RR
P&R -- Philadelphia & Reading Rwy, which later became the Reading
P&T -- Philadelphia & Trenton RR
PW&B -- Philadelphia, Washington & Baltimore RR
PRR -- Pennsylvania RR
PVR -- Pickering Valley Railroad
R&C -- The Reading and Columbia Railroad
RDG -- Reading RR
WC&P -- West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad, 1848-1881, became the
West Chester branch of the PRR, now the Media-Elwyn line
Greater Philadelphia Geo History
Hidden City, various pages
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
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Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.