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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station

125 Years

 

1878-2002

 
Idlewild Park Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
1. Idlewild Park Depot Marker
Affixed to the right front of the depot.
Inscription.
[on depot]
Idlewild Park was a regular stop on the Ligonier Valley Railroad, which connected with the P.R.R.'s main line at Latrobe from 1878 to 1952. This was the depot. It had a waiting room, ticket agent room, freight express room. "Ripley" "said it was the smallest full service depot in the U.S.A.".

[on post]
Idlewild's first structure, this was the Park's stop on the Ligonier Valley Railroad. Ripley's Believe It or Not considered it the smallest full service depot in the U.S.. It had a waiting room, ticket agent office and freight-express room in 10 by 25 feet.
 
Erected by Idlewild Park.
 
Location. 40° 15.624′ N, 79° 16.751′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 30. Touch for map. Marker is in Idlewild Park. Admission fee required. GPS coordinates are approximate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2574 U.S. 30, Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Railroad Signs (a few steps from this marker); Picture Yourself on the Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83
Smallest Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
2. Smallest Train Station Marker
On a post right and front of the depot.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens (about 300 feet away); Idlewild Park (approx. mile away); Road versus Rail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ligonier Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Idlewild and Soak Zone - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Idlewild and Soak Zone. (Submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Ligonier Valley Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
3. Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station Markers
The closer marker on a post is the Railroad Signs marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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