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Type Current
Station Street
(GPS: 40.618801, -80.242845)
P Business 1911 In Use Brick  
  Hopewell Avenue
(GPS: 40.620272, -80.243019)
F Business 1910 In Use Brick  
(West Aliquippa)
  Off SR 51/Hopewell Avenue
(GPS: 40.636042, -80.244845)
P Railroad 1912 In Use B/W
Beaver   East End Avenue and 3rd Street (PA68)
(GPS: 40.697794, -80.296682)
P Civic 1897 In Use Brick  
Beaver   East End Avenue and 2nd Street
(GPS: 40.696788, -80.296139)
F Museum 1910 In Use Brick  
Darlington 710 Market Street
(GPS: 40.809998, -80.423642)
C Civic 1806 In Use Stone
Fallston   Front Street at west end of
Fallston Bridge behind Col-Fin Steel plant.
(GPS: 40.726857, -80.311329)
C Storage 1911 In Use Brick
Homewood The north end of Main Street and Cloud Way
(GPS: 40.814386, -80.328799)
P Vacant 1852 In Use Wood
Midland   Railroad Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets
(GPS: 40.638759, -80.456807)
F Business ???? In Use Brick  
Monaca   Pacific & 14th Avenue
(GPS: 40.688502, -80.276181)
P Civic ??? ??? Brick  
Monaca   Pacific & 14th Avenue
(GPS: 40.688693, -80.276454)
F Storage ??? ??? Brick  
Monaca   West side of 6th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and the tracks.
(GPS: 40.699111, -80.278495)
C Club ???? ???? Wood
New Brighton 1100 5th Avenue
(GPS: 40.732757, -80.310297)
P Museum ???? Gone Brick
(West Aliquippa)
There was a freight station on Erie Avenue just north of Third Street at GPS: 40.638211, -80.243979. There was also a tunnel under the tracks here that led across the tracks for access to the West Aliquippa passenger station. This may have been the original passenger station here.

  Early station here. The original town of Aliquippa (what is now the area of West Aliquippa) merged with Woodlawn in 1928. West Aliquippa is actually the northern part of the town, but it is referred to as "west" because of its east-west (Pittsburgh to Youngstown) status on the P&LE.
Ambridge The ticket office here was elevated about 30 feet above the tracks on a footbridge that went from the main office across the tracks to the main bridge shop at the American Bridge Company. The ticket office was located at approximately GPS: 40.581626, -80.227458 with the platforms extending north from there. Passengers used stairs on either side of the tracks to reach the platforms from the bridge. There was also a newsstand on the bridge on the west side of the tracks and an express office below the ticket office on the east side. This is shown on the 1917 Sanborn map.
Ambridge There was a freight station southeast of the passenger station at approximately GPS: 40.580718, -80.226573.
Anderson Road See the listing below for Wireton.
Baden In 1876 the station was just south of where the tracks crossed Fours Run. A new station was built here in 1886 and another new station follwed in 1892.
Baker Bank This station is shown on the 1876 county map. It was near where current day Hoytdale is in the upper NE corner of Big Beaver Township.
Beaver The station was located at the base of a bluff between Insurance Street and College Avenue. The P&LE and Beaver Valley Traction Company offered faster service than the PRR from points west on the Ohio River so the station was likely torn down prior to WWII.
Beaver The original freight house was near the south end of Fair Street at GPS: 40.699097, -80.297028. This station is shown on the 1906 Sanborn map.
Beaver Falls
(Eleventh Street)
The first P&LE passenger station here was on the SE corner of 1st Street and 11th Avenue (GPS: 40.751746, -80.312042). It was listed on P&LE timetables as "Eleventh Street." After a new station was built, this building remained used as a RR office.
Beaver Falls
(Eleventh Street)
A new station was built at 11th Street across the tracks (these tracks are now gone) from the old station on the new mainline. For quite some time the old station and new stations both stood here with the old station being relegated to being used as a RR office. The new station was built around 1900 and was located at GPS: 40.751443, -80.311566.
Beaver Falls
(Eleventh Street)
  This brick freight station sat at the corner of 11th Street and 1st Avenue (GPS: 40.752139, -80.312369). It was built sometime between 1901-1907. It was demolished in early 2007. There was a smaller, frame freight station at this same location prior to the contruction of the new brick station.
Beaver Falls
(New Brighton)
  Listed on P&LE timetables as "Beaver Falls & New Brighton," this brick station was moved in the 1920s about 300 yards West of its original location. It was moved across the P&LE tracks, down to the river bank, under the PRR bridge, and back across the P&LE tracks to its new location. Photos show station in original location on cribbage for the move and after being moved under the PRR bridge. I believe the original location was GPS: 40.742248, -80.320382 and the new location was GPS: 40.740893, -80.320947, although I haven't been able to confirm this on old maps. It was demolished in the 1970s.
College Hill
(Beaver Falls)
  This station was built in 1910 and was at PA18 & PA588 (GPS: 40.767398, -80.318886). It sat vacant for many years and burned down on 6/19/2017.
Beaver Falls The original brick passenger station was near the corner of 9th Avenue and 5th Street at GPS: 40.746741, -80.322734. It is shown on the 1886 Sanborn map. There was an engine house across the tracks. On the 1896 map the new station appears and this station is marked as a freight house.
Beaver Falls The second brick passenger station, built in 1893, was at the east end of Lower 11th Street at GPS: 40.751507, -80.325277.
Beaver Falls A new, larger brick freight station was built between 1907 and 1921. It was located on 11th Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street (GPS: 40.752482, -80.324892).
Cannelton The New York, Pittsburgh & Chicago (NYP&C) was the predecessor to the Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western (absorbed by the Youngstown & Southern in 1945). Despite its name the railroad only went from Pittsburgh to Youngstown, OH.
Clinton Clinton was the next station north of Homewood on the New Castle and Beaver Valley Railroad. This station is shown on the 1876 map. 
(Monaca Station)
This station was in the south end of Monaca in the general vicinity of GPS: 40.677380, -80.260035. Some reports say that the existing brick station in Monaca on Pacific and 14th Avenues was moved from here to its current location. The Monaca station has the word "Colona" in the exterior masonry.
Cook's Station In 1876 this was the next station to the SW of Industry. This is probably part of Midland today.
(OLD Economy)
This station was just north of the end of 12th Street (GPS: 40.594769,-80.234062).
Economy A later station was at the end of Merchant Street at GPS: 40.601598, -80.233783.
Economy There was a freight station on the south side of 11th Street between Melrose Street and Duss Street (GPS: 40.593290, -80.228096).
Fair Oaks By 1945 there was only a freight station listed for this location. Not sure if that was the old passenger station or a different building.
Freedom In 1876 there was a passenger station on the NW side of Betz Street on the SW side of the tracks. Later there was a seperate freight station here as well.
Freedom In 1903 the station was near the foot of 5th Street on the SW side of the tracks (GPS: 40.688418, -80.258047). There was a small freight house on the NE side of the tracks (GPS: 40.688562, -80.257870). That freight station was gone by 1908 and the passenger station was likely torn down in the 1930s not long after passenger service ended.
Homewood The original station here was built in 1864.
Homewood This station was on the NE side of the tracks opposite the corner of Cloud Way and Main Street at GPS: 40.814375, -80.328407. It was built in 1886.
Kiasola This was an early station on the line. It is not listed on later timetables. It was near where the tracks cross Moon Run (GPS: 40.673393, -80.259070).
Merrill Station
This station is shown as Oakwood on the 1876 map.
Midland The station that is still standing at Midland is indicated as the freight station on the 1917 Sanborn map. The passenger station was at MP 13.8 (distance from Conway). Can anyone give a description of this location or GPS coordinates?
Monaca This freight station was on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately GPS: 40.686285, -80.270854. It was torn down in the early 1990s.
Morado This small station was on what used be West Railroad Street alongside the former site of the Pittsbugh Seamless Tube Company. The station was at GPS: 40.785911, -80.333791.
New Brighton The first station is still standing at 1100 5th Avenue. The second station here was on the east corner of 5th Avenue and 14th Street (formerly Pearl Street) (GPS: 40.729883, -80.307429) before the main line was moved down by the river. There was also a freight house along 5th Avenue at GPS: 40.729401, -80.307034.
New Brighton Where was the station after the tracks were moved down by the river in 1926? This would have been the third station in New Brighton.
New Galilee According to the 1876 map, the first station here was on the north side of Monroe Street on the west side of the tracks (GPS: 40.835015,-80.402198).
New Galilee
Remington This station was between Baden and Conway.
Rochester The original passenger station here, built in 1880, was on the north side of the tracks below where PA51 is today at GPS: 40.699355, -80.278447. The station was made of brick. Although this station still appears on the 1898 map, it is marked "to be removed." The original brick freight station was across the tracks at GPS: 40.699111, -80.278495 as shown on the 1884 map. That brick freight station was replaced by a frame freight station between 1884-1898 at the same location. Both the original passenger and second freight station were gone by the time of the 1903 map where a new passenger and freight station appear (see listings below).
Rochester This station was below Pleasant Avenue and PA51 at GPS: 40.699678, -80.281916. It was built around 1897.
Rochester There was a frame freight station on the north side of the tracks on a couple of siding tracks. It would have been where PA51 is now at approximately GPS: 40.699479, -80.277301. It was built around 1898.
(W. Rochester)
The 1945 PRR timetable lists this station as being at the junction with the New Brighton Industrial track less than a mile from the Rochester station at MP 26.3 (the Rochester station was at MP 25.8). There was also a West Rochester freight station at MP 28.4.
Smiths Ferry
South Heights
South Heights was known as Shannopin until 1909. There was an original station here before this one that sat along PA-51 (Jordan Street). The old station was torn down and the new one built when the tracks were moved down to their current river location in 1907. The tracks from Woodlawn to Stoops Ferry on the P&LE were moved when the J&L Steel mill property was graded in 1907. The railroad upgraded from one track to four, tore down the steel trestle that spanned Woodlawn Valley, and then created a massive fill to lay the new track.
West Bridgewater The station was at the foot of Mulberry Street near West Bridgewater Steel. The station is shown on the 1899 and 1904 maps. The station caught fire in June, 1906, but the damage was only minor as the fire department quickly extinguished the flames (The Beaver Times, 6-15-1906). The station went out of service in 1908 (New Castle News, 2-26-1908).
West Economy  
West Ellwood Junction  
(Anderson Road)
This station was right near the border of Beaver and Allegheny Counties. Prior to the regrading of the tracks for the P&LE RR, Anderson Road was the Wireton stop.  It was located approximately where St. Catherine of Siena Church is now at the intersection of PA-151 and McGovern Boulevard (GPS: 40.568984, -80.233215). All of the streets in that area were ripped out when the Duquesne Light Phillips Power Plant was built in the late 1930s. There were several rows of homes and businesses, including the Rooney Hotel founded by the grandfather of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney. When they took out the Anderson Road stop, all traffic for the railroad including mail drops were diverted to the Glenwillard (Shousetown) station. (Info courtesy of the Crescent-Shousetown Historical Association.)
Notes About Existing Stations...

Aliquippa (West Aliquippa) (P&LE) - This station is shown on the 1912 Sanborn map of Aliquippa. There was a tunnel under the tracks that led from 3rd Street near the freight house for access to the passenger station.

Darlington (NYP&C) - The New York, Pittsburgh & Chicago (NYP&C) was the predecessor to the Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western (absorbed by the Youngstown & Southern in 1945). Despite its name the railroad only went from Pittsburgh to Youngstown, OH. This is the former Greersburg Academy building. The town was originally called Greersburg but there was too much confusion with Greensburg, with mail being delivered to the wrong place, so they renamed it Darlington. In 1853 the Darlington Cannel Coal Railroad (later NYP&C) laid tracks within six feet of the Academy. In In 1883, the Academy building was sold to to the Pittsburgh, Marion and Chicago Railroad Company (later NYP&C). The building was renovated to become a railroad station as four passenger trains a day shuttled the nine miles between Rogers and New Galilee. This is one of the oldest building to ever be used as a RR station and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was retired from RR use in 1972 and subsequently became a historical landmark.

Homewood (PRR) - Built in 1852, this was the first station built for Homewood (and the only one that has survived). It was primarily used as a hotel and tavern (The St. Cloud Hotel early and later the Valley Inn), but train tickets could be bought in the bar area. This was done until 1864 when a permanent station was built across the tracks.

Monaca (P&LE) - This was the original station here. It was originally on the east side of 6th Street. Now used by the Beaver County Model RR Club and covered with faux-brick siding. This station was still in service as of 1904, but had been replaced by the new station by 1914.

New Brighton (PFt.W&C) - This was the original station here and was built around 1850. It was closed by 1880 when a new station was built at 5th Avenue and 14th Street (with that station being subsequently replaced when the tracks were moved down by the river in 1926). Edward Dempster Merrick purchased the station after its closing to house his valuable collection of artwork and paintings. Over the years, more additions were made to the original station building. The complex is now the Merrick Art Gallery and is has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.