Restoration of Rail Service in Oxford (Chester County), PA

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Home Inspector with Main Line Inspections, Inc.

 

This effort is being led by a good friend of mine, John Stevenson.

 Regional rail service may return to Oxford

Bringing railroad service back to the Oxford Area could become a reality in the near future thanks to the efforts of a group called the Oxford Area Transit Service (OATS). OATS is a small committee that is dedicated to the revitalization of the 29.8 miles of railroad track that runs from Chadds Ford, through Oxford and ends in Nottingham. The group would like to see that track used again for both freight and passenger service.

Source: Oxford Tribune; 2/27/08
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Rainer
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Well if OATS gets up and running, and succeeds in getting that 29.8 miles back in operation, I shall have to make a trip to the East Coast, Pennsylvania specifically.

I grew up in a railroading family with my granddad, dad, and uncles working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Out here I try to take a trip once a quarter on the San Diego Trolley to the Old Town Station (14 miles), then down to the old Santa Fe Station in downtown San Diego on Amtrak (5 miles), then the Coaster up to Oceanside (30 miles), the Metrolink to the Los Angeles (90 miles), and then Amtrak up to Santa Barbara. The ride along the coast through Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and Oceanside is a viewer's delight.

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