Shawmont Station is the oldest surviving passenger railroad station in the United States. The station was built in 1834 by the Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Railroad. Known as the city’s first rail company, this modest Greek Revival station still stands in its original site in Upper Roxborough near the Montgomery County border, residing alongside SEPTA's Manayunk-Norristown line. The abandoned train station is a good reference point for those who use the SRT (Schuylkill River Trail) and know your way around because it sits right at the end of the Manayunk Tow Path and the beginning of the section of the SRT between Manayunk and Conshohocken. This train stop hasn't been used in years, so it doesn't fulfill many purposes aside from being a meeting up point. The station is, however, a great outdoor spot for walking and biking. The once functioning train station is now a trailhead for the canal trail. There's a lot of history here and worth checking out while taking a hike or bike ride. (Submitted by Michael Jacobs)
Maggie doing a little trainspotting.