Ah yes, that is what I meant. I should have known - I ride past that place about 12 times a week.
kyleg wrote:Was there ever a station between Elkins Park and Melrose Park? At Old York Road (PA 611) there's a building that looks just like a station building but I've never seen a station there on any older maps. Currently, that building is the home of a model train club.
Actually it is between Jenkintown and Elkins Park.
Here's the building on Google Street View:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 1.5,,0,3.2
There were several no-longer-existing stations in place before the current line-up replaced them. According to an 1893 "Official Guide", the stations and mileages from the then-new Reading Terminal:
Fern Rock, 6.6 miles at Godfrey Avenue,
Lawnton, near 66th Avenue?, 7.0.
Oak Lane, at the north end of the cut near the street named Oak Lane?, 7.5,
Melrose (sic), later Oak Lane and now Melrose Park, 7.9,
Ashbourne, 8.3 (at Ashbourne Road, former grade crossing where the pedestrian tunnel is),
Ogontz as described, 8.8,
Chelton (sic) Hills (at Washington Lane, John Wanamaker's all-but-private stop) 9.7, and