Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Big Weekend!! railroads, Trolleys and Norwood Day!

postcard of Wayne Louella Ave c.1910
(Rain date the following Saturday)
New Square Branch Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station Museum Opening
Ceremony at 9:30 AM at Drexel Lodge Park, West Chester Pike
Flag Raising Ceremony * Celebrity and Distinguished Guest * Minature Train Rides
Tours through 1895 PRR Newtown Square Freight Station & Railroad Cars
Free chance on Framed Print of Freight Station by Carol Schaeffer
Admission donation:
$5 in advance- $6 day of the event- children 12 and under FREE!
Location's To Pick up PRR Admission Tickets:
* Newtown Township Municipal Bldg. - Bishop Hollow Road N/Square
* Kraynik Rug - 7 St. Albans Circle, N/Square
Questions? Call Sam (610)356 9276 of Jack (610) 688 6262 or Jay (610) 459 4183
For more info click below
For more info click below
For more information click below
Trolly fans, historians, and just plain folks will have another chance to ride a 1947 vintage
streamlined streetcar through 367 years of Pennsylvania istory as OcTrolleyFest 2012 rolls
through Darby Borough and environs on Saturday October 6. "This is the eighth year for this
celebration of trnsportation heritage and community, " said Jan Haigis, co-coordinator of the
annual event. "Our area is a treasur- trove of history and OcTrolleyFest is one way to highlight
our wonderful transporation network that goes back before 1858 and also let people know about
our many historical sites, she said. "We hope people are feeling OCTrolleyFestive.,"
OcTrolleyFest events will take place on two days, October 6 and October 13, On Saturday,
October 6, a 1947 vintage PCCII will run for at least two hours beginning at 11:00 at Darby
Library with two short routes (Yeadon Loop to Elmwood Depot, apprex 1/2 hour each) and one
long loop up Woodland Avenue to the 40th Street Portal in Philadelphia and back, going past
historic sites such as the Blue Bell Inn on Cobbs Creek and the site of Swedish Governor Printz's
1645 Mill,(the first water-powered mill in PA), the site of the former J.G. Brill, (maker of the
Cadillac of trolleys), several reputed birthplaces of W.C. Fields, St James of Kingsessing (1792)
several witness sites, on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (1781), Woodlands
Cemetery, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Cobbs Creek park, the site of Hilldale Park, home ot the
1925 Negro League Champon Hilldales, Darby Library (founded 1743), and much more. Other
activities on October 6 include activities at the Darby Recreation Center (10th and Ridge...above
the library) which will include Scarecrow Making and a Pumpkin parade at noon, historic
displays., A visit from Mr. Pumpkin and fun and surprises. Several authors including Dan Biddle
and Murray Dubin who wrote "Tasting Freedom, Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in
Civil War America" will be on hand and there will be oportunities to tour Eden Cemetery,
resting place of Transporation and Civit Rights Pioneers O.V. Catto, William Still, Caroline
LeCount, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and John Drew, among many others.

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