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A train approaches the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) passenger station, known as the Mahoningtown Station, on East Cherry Street. This station was erected sometime prior to 1900. In September 1927, as the name Mahoningtown was being phased out, the station became known as the “Cherry Street – New Castle Station.” Passenger service at this location was phased out beginning in 1931 and it was likely closed in the mid-1930’s. On Wednesday, October 2, 1940, well-known attorney Wendell L Willkie, then campaigning for U.S. President, made an impromptu stop here on his train (to pick up politicians and newspaper reporters) and greeted 600 well wishers. (c1910)Full Size
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I remember getting on the train here and going for lunch and a movie with my Grandma Hopper to Pittsburgh. I felt like the richest little poor farm girl in the whole world.