The Turbotville Train Station has been a continuous project for the Turbotville Borough Heritage Society for almost 6 years. We have come a long way from a battered building sitting in Bloomsburg, almost forgotten, and being used for storage. The train station today is looking just a bit better thanks to the many volunteer hours of painting and staining that have taken place throughout the beginning of 2015. Gray stain has been applied to the rough-cut hemlock board and batten exterior. Darker gray paint has been applied to all the trim surrounding windows and doors as well as the decorative gable brackets. A third, lighter shade of gray has been applied to the entry doors, and will soon be applied to the original freight doors after some much needed scraping of layers of old paint. Window sashes will also soon get the same light shade of gray once some glazing repair has been completed.
A retaining wall around the basement entrance also needs to be completed and we have chosen to construct the wall from railroad ties in keeping with the train station theme.
The interior of the train station is complete including vintage dark green pull down window shades, period light fixtures, and installation of counter space for sale of our Turbotville commemorative items that can be found here on the website by clicking on the "MERCHANDISE" tab. Display cases have been mounted to the walls to house Turbotville, railroad, and train station memorabilia. We are still receiving donations to put on display in the train station. So, if you have items you wish to donate, please read the information below to see how you can participate in preserving Turbotville's history for generations to come?