Jul 21, 2006

Dorsey Station

The Peach Bottom Railway dreamed big, aspiring to build a railroad that stretched from Baltimore to the coal fields of Broad Top, Pennsylvania. The company started construction on both sides of the Susquehanna in the 1870's hoping to bridge the river at Peach Bottom, PA, or perhaps I should say Peach Bottoms as there were two towns named Peach Bottom directly across the river from each other, one in York County and one in Lancaster County. There was only one problem, the company couldn't afford to bridge the wide, flood prone, Susquehanna. Thus the two lines went their separate ways, the line on the western side (York County) eventually becoming the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad {MA&PA}, and the eastern line (Lancaster County side), becoming the Lancaster Oxford & Southern Rialroad {LO&S}. Today's pictures are of the LO&S Station at Dorsey, which is a stone's throw from Peach Bottom, PA - on the Lancaster side. There isn't much left of the old LO&S, which finally went under during WW1 when wartime steel prices made it more profitable to scrap the railroad than to operate it!

Camera: Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

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