How close to the tracks?

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Tue Mar 15 07:33:26 EDT 2011

In there '50s my aunt and uncle were the care takers of Pottsgrove
Mansion, home of the founder of Pottstown in the 1700s and at that time a museum.
The rail line from Reading's Main Line between Philadelphia and Reading
ran just across the road on which the museum faced. A cut off to Boyertown
ran so close to the caretakers' house that a corner of its property was
actually on the railroad's right of way. At the time the cut off was built
the property was uninhabited. Only years later did the Pennsylvania Historic
and Museum Commission take over the property and restore it to its
original condition. Actually the dishes on the kitchen shelves DID rattle when a
train passed by.

Neil K. Yerger

_audreyly at aol.com_ (mailto:audreyly at

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