Pottstown Station

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Pottstown
Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center
Colebrookdale Railroad heritage railroad station
PART bus terminal
Former SEPTA regional rail station
Pottstown RDG Station.JPG
High St. between Hanover and York Sts., Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Connections Schuylkill River Trail
Local Transit PART bus lines
Local Transit SEPTA 93 to Norristown
Services
Preceding station   Colebrookdale Railroad   Following station
Terminus Secret Valley Line
Terminus
  Former services  
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Closed 1981
Pottsville Line
Closed 1981
toward Pottsville
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward Norristown
Main Line
toward Pottsville
Terminus Colebrookdale Railroad
toward Barto
Reading Railroad Pottstown Station
Pottstown Station is located in Pennsylvania
Pottstown Station
Pottstown Station is located in the US
Pottstown Station
Coordinates 40°14′41″N 75°39′9″W / 40.24472°N 75.65250°W / 40.24472; -75.65250Coordinates: 40°14′41″N 75°39′9″W / 40.24472°N 75.65250°W / 40.24472; -75.65250
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1928
Architect Dillenbeck,Clark
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 84003514[1]
Added to NRHP January 12, 1984

The Reading Railroad Pottstown Station, now referred to as the Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center, is a bus terminal for the Pottstown Area Rapid Transit located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The station was built in 1928 as a train station for the Reading Railroad and was active long enough to be served by SEPTA diesel service trains until 1981. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 12, 1984, and is located in the Old Pottstown Historic District, close to the Schuylkill River Trail.[2]

The station was designed in the Classical Revival style by the railroad's engineering staff rather than by an outside architect. Stations built in the nineteenth century by the Reading Railroad had usually been designed by outside architects, including Frank Furness. During the twentieth century, the railroad became less profitable and most stations were designed in simpler styles in-house.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Mintz, Elizabeth (1983). "Reading Railroad - Pottstown Station" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 

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