GETDEP_081214_019
Existing comment:
Ticket Window:
Access to the world beyond Gettysburg for travelers began at this window.
The station's rooftop bell pealed reminders to travelers fifteen minutes before the departure of each of two daily trains. Tickets were purchased through this slightly arched ticket window, where the ticket agent greeted customers from behind a counter.
The station agent's office was a small, one-story structure attached to the outside east wall of the brick head house. Access to the room was through the small door to your right, and another door opening on to the covered passenger platform.
The ticket window was probably open only for the fifteen minutes before each train's departure. The rest of the time, the station agent used the office to conduct train operation duties including monitoring departures and arrivals through the window at the rear of the office.
The second floor was utilized as the office for the Gettysburg Railroad Company president and Board of Directors.
Proposed user comment: