Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dave's Depots, Reading Co., Valley Forge, PA

This segment of Dave's Depots takes us to the Reading Depot in rural Valley Forge, PA. This depo was built in 1911 by the Reading Railroad, as part of their line to Pottstown. The station is built from local stone, and was designed to match George Washington's headquarters, nearby. Today, the station is owned by the National Park Service, and is in the process of being restored. I first visited this station in 1995. Then, it was locked up and in a state of disrepair. Today, the station is in very good shape, and contains exhibits about Washington's headquarters, and the village of Valley Forge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you can see any remnants of the trolley line which ran between Phoenixville and Valley Forge. They filmed a number of episodes of the "Toonerville Trolley" along that route.