Like Mt. Penn, Neversink had its own railroad loop that started at South 9th street and wrapped all the way around the mountain to Klapperthal Junction. The other resorts on Neversink mountain were Centennial Springs Hotel, Glen Hotel, and the Highland house; which famously had the vertical rail known as “Ganser’s Incline” going from 13th Street straight up the mountain.… Read Full Article
Wernersville Train Station
Wernersville’s passenger rail history began in June of 1857 when the Lebanon Valley Railroad initiated service from Reading to Lebanon. Service was extended all the way to Harrisburg the following year when the Lebanon Valley Railroad was bought out by the Philadelphia and Reading Company (later became Reading Railroad).
The first Wernersville train station was built on this site in 1881 and was replaced by this current structure in 1927. … Read Full Article
Sinking Spring Area Historical Society Open House
The Sinking Spring Area Historical Society will hold an Open House in Heritage Park in Sinking Spring to celebrate the Society’s 45th anniversary on Sunday, September 25 from 1PM to 4PM. The Society was formed in 1977 from the local Bicentennial Committee. The museum and buildings in Heritage Park, home of the Society, will be open to the public. There will be music by Phyllis Sands in the Freight House from 1:30PM to 3:30PM. … Read Full Article
Reading Railroad sold to Conrail – On this Day 1976
On this day in 1976, the ownership of the monopoly-board famous Reading Railroad was changed to ConRail. They purchased Reading Co.… Read Full Article
Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park
2021 Kauffman’s BBQ Chicken Fundraiser Info:
HALF CHICKEN WITH POTATO MEAL: $8.50
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST: Pepper Cabbage, Homemade Applesauce, Baked Beans, Baked Goods
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 from 10AM TO 2PM
Located at the Dairy Queen on Penn Avenue Sinking Spring – watch for our signs!
BENEFITS SINKING SPRING AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FOR TICKETS CALL KATHY AT 610-678-4219 TO GUARANTEE YOUR MEAL OR STOP BY TO PICK UP CHICKEN DINNERS WHILE THEY LAST!… Read Full Article