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The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) maintained a small passenger stop, the small shack at center, in Moravia – called West Moravia in the early days. The station was located along the tracks just behind the Moravia Presbyterian Church (pictured on left). I believe it was closed sometime in the 1930’s. (c1925) Full Size
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My great-great grandfather Thomas E. PADEN was killed by a train 100 yards south of the Moravia station August 4, 1906. There is a lengthy article about his death in the New Castle News newspaper, dated Aug. 8, 1906. I have a picture of his wife Sarah Harbison PADEN taken at their home which was near the station.
Also, I found the following news article in the May 28, 1915, New Castle News newspaper:
“MADE SETTLEMENT WITH RR CO……County Commissioner R.M. Leslie and Sarah Paden have just made settlement with the PY and A branch of the PA RR Company for damages done their properties by reason of fills made in the roadbed at Moravia. Leslie received $1500 and Mrs. Paden $1000.” (Mr. Leslie was Sarah Paden’s son-in-law.)