November 4, 1927: Reading Company Urged to Make Improvements in Boyertown's Railroad Station


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA

November 4, 1927: Editor Spatz is complaining about the railroad station in Boyertown. In the 60 years since it was built, there have been no improvements made to it. It is about time that the Reading Company spend some money on better accommodations for their patrons from this burg!

More freight comes to and goes out of this station than from any other place of this size in the entire system. It is a matter of record that, per mile, the 14 miles of the Colebroookdale branch are the best paying of the entire P&R Company and the railroad station here is a positive menace to the patrons who are obliged to get to it over a narrow walk at train time.

We need a concerted effort from all the civic bodies backed up by town council and the patrons to ask the Company for a new, larger station which they can well afford.

More News from Boyertown
I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified