Friends of St. Davids Station


What We're Doing

St. Davids once had a grand Victorian station much like the one at Wayne. Although that building was demolished in 1966, the station's historic roof canopies still shelter passengers on the platforms. These canopies date from the heyday of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a time when it was the largest private corporation in the world. Today, the canopies are deteriorating, and need basic repairs as well as woodwork restoration and painting. In addition, the Friends is planning to reproduce an historic Pennsylvania Railroad station sign to be installed in four of the original sign locations.

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History of the Station

Once a typical stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Main Line," St. Davids Station was built to serve a growing late 19th century community. As the development of Wayne spread to the east, this station was essential in helping the new community prosper.

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  How You Can Help  

Our planned goals to help the station will not be inexpensive. Creating new historically accurate signs, repairing woodwork and restoring the station's historic features to their authentic state involves careful preparation, research and skilled craftsmanship. While basic repairs are often undertaken by SEPTA and Amtrak, we think changes to St. Davids Station need to be done with extra care for detail to properly capture its history. In order to make this possible, the Radnor Historical Society is collecting the funds for restoration. If you would like to help by making a tax-deductible contribution, please donate! You will be entitled to special recognition once the project is complete!

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Associated Organizations

Radnor Historical Society SEPTA Suburban Philadelphia Depot Coalition