It is the last of the original stations to have survived on the railway’s 28 miles of narrow-gauge track between Dorsey and
. The railroad's tracks were pulled up and sold for
scrap after World War I. Today, the wooden two-story station is in disrepair. Oxford
Dorsey Station was built in 1876 by Samuel Dorsey, a local miller. It is included on Lancaster County Preservation Trust’s annual Most Threatened Historic Properties list. Friends of Dorsey Station are trying to save it as an educational center.
Courtesy Historic Preservation Trust
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015