Wernersville Train Station - Wernersville, PA
Updated: Sep 7, 2022
Wernersville Train Station: the first station was small & built by the Lebanon Valley Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad in 1881. To replace the first station, a second one was built in 1927 (which is pictured above).
The Philadelphia and Reading Company acquired the Lebanon Valley Company in 1858 and the Lebanon Valley Railroad became the Lebanon Valley Branch of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad.
In 1963 the passenger railroad service on the Reading’s Lebanon Valley Branch was terminated.
The station sold in 1962 to the Hoover Motor Company. They used it as a storage facility and did little maintenance over the 40 years they owned it. The Wernersville freight depot operated out of the station just to the west of the passenger station.
The Heidelberg Heritage Society restored and rescued the building and was able to reuse the Men’s and Ladies’ room signs, the mail wagon, and the water fountain. Today the station is incorporated into their programs, displays and events.
The Wernersville Train Station is one of many historical sites in Berks county.