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The Railroad Through Charlestown

This segment of a 1904 Scarborough map of Pennsylvania shows the railroad as it passes from Phoenixville through Charlestown Township on its way to Frazer, where one could continue on to West Chester.
Scarborough 1904 Map of Charlestown Twp
  • Pickering Station was just north of where the railroad crosses Buckwalter Road.
  • Aldham Station was on Aldham Road.
  • Devault Station was at the foot of Charlestown Road hill.
  • Sidley Station was actually in East Whiteland on Sidley Road (see note below)
  • Backton Station was where the railroad crossed Rt. 401, just west of Phoenixville Pike.
Note: The Sidley Station is shown as being within Charlestown, where it was actually a few hundred yards along Sidley Road in East Whiteland Township.

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