Reading replica station - Lititz, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 40° 09.948 W 076° 18.469
18T E 388633 N 4446979
This Train Station Welcome Center is located in the authentic reconstruction of the 1884 Lititz Depot and Express Depot operated by the Reading and Columbia Railroad.
Waymark Code: WMJJ1E
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

On December 1, 1884, a red brick depot and express station was opened to the public in Lititz. Six passenger trains a day, operated by the Reading & Columbia Rail Road, would stop at Lititz during their route to Reading or Columbia. The 1884 passenger depot and freight station was demolished in May of 1957 to make way for construction of a modern entrance to Lititz Springs Park. On April 1, 1976, the bankrupt Reading Company ceased being an operating railroad ending 143 years of railroading. A replica of the 1884 Lititz Passenger Depot and Express Station was constructed and dedication on May 8, 1999 on the same northwest corner within Lititz Springs Park as the original.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
visitor's center

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Reading & Columbia

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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