Digging York, Pa.’s old train station site from 10 different angles
A couple of diggers are starting archaeological work under the century-plus-year-old York, Pa., train station. This comes near the 150th anniversary of the stop of the Lincoln train at its predecessor station (drawing below of that station). York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn captured York Suburban High School student Alan Countess and York College adjunct professor Ben Luley at work under the station, associated widely with Blattner Photography. Also of interest: A working list of presidential stops in York County, Pa. and York railroad stations scored moments in history.
Mark Walters’ YDR story – What lies beneath York’s old train station – tells about archaeological work at the North Duke Street station.
The 9 additional scenes below tell the story in photos and videos:
2. First off: To give perspective …
This YDR photos shows the old York train station, today a bus station, near then-Sovereign Bank Stadium. The stadium operates today as Santander Bank Stadium. The dig is taking place in the basement of this stadium.
3. The scene below: Now we’re in that basement
RT @BrettSholtis: These #iloveyorkcity dig photos just might haunt your dreams… pic.twitter.com/7laBDkeozx
— YDR online (@ydrcom) March 28, 2015
4. With lights: YDR journalists commented on the scene down there without lights. Photographer Chris Dunn wrote in a Tweet: ‘Should’ve been there before the lights were installed. I expected to trip over skeletons.’
MT @walt_walters: My best shot from Thursday. I’d like to see what @christhedunn got. @BrettSholtis @thegame3507 pic.twitter.com/rNmr8n0atc — YDR online (@ydrcom) March 28, 2015
5. What’s down there?: The YDR will report the findings. Much of the digging will take place this summer.
What’s underneath the old York train station? @BrettSholtis @ydrcom @AlanCountess #iloveyorkcity http://t.co/KxghEy8tKG
— Mark Walters (@walt_walters) March 29, 2015
6. More views: From under York, Pa.
Scenes from a dig under #YorkPA train station @ydrcom pic.twitter.com/AtCoiQw94Y — Brett Sholtis (@BrettSholtis) March 28, 2015
7. The video view
8. Lincoln’s station: This is a view of the predecessor station that hosted the visit of Lincoln’s funeral train.
9. Re-enactors at work: In modern times, York countians remember the visit of Lincoln’s train. Check out these observances of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.
10. The station today: Remember this stone arch found near the soon-to-be first base dugout at Sovereign Bank Stadium? It turned out to be part of an old sewage system. This view shows its proximity to the train station hosting the dig.