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Suburban Station

Friday, February 10th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Suburban Station is an underground train station at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard in Penn Center, Philadelphia, PA. There are several entrances located across and underneath Love Park. The station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad and opened on September 28, 1930.

The underground concourse has SEPTA ticket offices, retail shops, restaurants and some of Philly’s best musicians playing for the commuters. It is an ideal hide-away in the winter months. The street musicians play holiday music and the mall makes for comfortable shopping on cold days.

Both young and old enjoy watching the trains arrive and depart. You can also take a train ride to watch planes land and take-off at the Philadelphia International Airport on the SEPTA | Airport Line Regional Rail.

Suburban Station, Philadelphia

Suburban Station, Philadelphia

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Historic Shawmont Station

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Historic Shawmont Station in Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA.

Shawmont Station

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Roxborough, Wissahickon and Manayunk Historical Society of Philadelphia has been documenting the history of the Shawmont Station.

1826 — After returning from England, Architect, William Strickland writes his “Reports on Canals, Railways, Roads, and Other Subjects”, made to the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvement. The Schuylkill Navigation Company completes laying their Schuylkill Turnpike between Domino Lane in Roxborough and Montgomery County, previously known as The Pebble Road. Nathan Nathans builds his vacation home on a small section of land between the Schuylkill Turnpike and Towpath, close to the Schuylkill River.

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