Train Derailment Wyomissing

Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977

Photos Courtesy of Jere Stamm

On Sunday morning, December 4th, 1977, 26 cars of a Conrail freight train derailment occured in Wyomissing right near the intersection of Clayton and Penn Avenue. The train was bound for Bethlehem from Harrisburg, and was carrying coal.

Workmen this morning were still clearing away the tangled metal and spilled coal that resulted from the derailment of 26 cars of a 125-car Conrail train Sunday morning in Wyomissing.Read Full Article

Franklin Street Station

Franklin Street Station
Refurbished in 2013

The Franklin Street Station served the railroad from 1930 until 1981 when SEPTA diesel service ceased operations. From 1981 until 2013, the building sat vacant until BARTA acquired and refurbished the building for bus services. The plan was to alleviate overcrowded services at the BARTA Transportation Center located about a block away.  –Wikipedia

Barta refurbished the building, but it still remains racant.… Read Full Article