RailPictures.Net Photo: SPAX 308 SEPTA GE Silverliner IV at Chalfont, Pennsylvania by Mitch Goldman
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Chalfont Station (more..)
Chalfont, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
March 28, 2019
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A southbound mid-day SEPTA commuter train passes the "old" Reading built station (now a law office) in Chalfont, PA. The new station stop SEPTA built is just ahead and features a high level platform and a small glass shelter. The train began its run at Doylestown, PA and is destined for Lansdale and eventually, Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.

Fascinating side-note:
Unknown to many - and with little trace today, Chalfont was home to a large resort and park named "Forest Park". "During the late 1800's and into the early 1900s many Philadelphians would escape the summer heat of the big city by boarding at summer resorts, hotels and farms in Chalfont and the surrounding vicinity." The park was huge and hosted tens of thousands of patrons, many of which arrived by train. So many in fact, that the Reading had to extend a siding built just past the station to accommodate 2 10 car trains which would lay over. Read more about this historic town, the park and the railroad here. It's quite a fascinating story written by Kurt R. Bell and John R. Malack from which excerpts were taken. It's well worth the read!

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