Category Archives: Peach Bottom RR

Springwood 1874 excursion, part two.

I recently posted the first part of an 1874 newspaper article describing an evening excursion taken from the Peach Bottom Railway station in York to Springwood Park in York Township. The second half of the account is below, describing the … Continue reading

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Off to Springwood in 1874

In a recent post, I shared some 20th century history and photos of Springwood Park in York Township. The park closed in 1954, after operating about 80 years. Springwood was developed as a destination for picnicking and dancing by the … Continue reading

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Back in Time with the Ma & Pa Railroad

Muddy Creek Forks store and station Today I went back about a century just by traveling a few miles into southeastern York County. For years I have been meaning to get down to Muddy Creek Forks on a Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading

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You Could Get There From York County

Dr. William Bigler stars in one of my favorite examples of how easy it was to get just about anywhere from here with the public transportation of over a century ago. At 2:30 p.m. February 5, 1890, Dr. Bigler simply … Continue reading

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