I seldom got to this neighborhood during my younger years. I was more familiar with the West Trenton Reading station when I made frequent trips to the Roller Bearing Company of America.
Tom, I will stand corrected but I think that that was a freight terminal by the 1950's and passenger service to North Philadelphia was from the West Trenton Station. My aunt was secretary to he head of Atlantic Richfield and she commuted from there. I believe Richfield had a large fuel depot on Duck Island. I think the "bread and butter" freight of the Reading was transporting the "hard" anthracite coal from the mountains of PA.
Ed is correct, this was the rail head for Reading Freight. It was as indicated located on No. Warren St. between Ringold, and Tucker Streets, directly across from the Battle Monument. I worked as a kid in the Fruit and Produce wholesalers on Tucker St. The line was known as the Belvedere Line, went north up along the deleware river,and had crossings I beleive in Easton, and Columbia just above Belvedere, with a spur to General Motors, and West Trenton. Ironically enough, I bought 2,000 feet(4.5 acres) of this than abandoned spur in the late 1980's, and developed it into 20 homesites which were built along Homan Ave. and known as "Ewing Pointe" The land within the City of Trenton, was enough to build 15 town houses on, and I donated it to Fr. Brian, and Martin House for transitional housing for the homeless. It was the first ever in NJ that this inovative method was employed. Now the Reading line from West Trenton was our direct route to Willow Grove Amusement Park. Often we would miss the last train back and had to sleep on the grounds of the all girls Beaver College. Tough life, but I was glad to do it.