Railroads of Chestnut Hill: Lecture
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:30pm
Location To Be Announced
Ted Xaras, railroad history aficionado and professional artist, will continue this year’s “Railroad Resources” program series with an illustrated lecture on the history of Chestnut Hill’s two railroad lines and how they shaped the communities they serve. Vintage and contemporary photographs of our local stations and train operations on the former Reading line (Chestnut Hill East) and the former Pennsylvania Railroad (Chestnut Hill West) will highlight the contrasting architectural styles between the two lines: Frank Furness’ individual designs for each station on the East line, and the West’s more standardized stations designed by W. Bleddyn Powell.
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