When I was a kid in the 1950s - the station was already going downhill. In the 1980s it was such a dump - someone set it on fire - it was ready for the wrecking ball. A group of Tamaqua citizens formed SOS - Save oOur Station. They raised some money and got grants from the state. Today it is a beauty mark and a memory of our youth.
In the 1950s - we used to use the old red phone booth in the lobby. You could call your girl friend for 5 cents. My brother in law - Bill Fritz - used to be a clerk for the Reading Railroad in the office there.
Now the station houses a very nice bar and restaurant.
Don Serfass produces some beautiful pictures of our area. This is one of them.