But if plans to move the historic structure come to fruition, it will again serve a working railroad.
The station, built about 1876, once served the Lancaster, Oxford and Southern narrow gauge railroad. The railroad ran between Oxford and Peach Bottom with a branch to Quarryville. It ceased operation at the end of World War I and the tracks were torn up in 1920.
The station has been listed as one of the 10 most endangered historic structures in Lancaster County.
While other L.O.&S. stations remain, they have been modified and enlarged. Dorsey is the railroad's only station to exist in its original form.
To help preserve the aging station, a crew from Strasburg Railroad put a new roof on the building late last year.
"We thought it would be best for all entities to put a new roof on. We were hoping to stabilize the station," said Strasburg Railroad president Lynn Moedinger.
The railroad is negotiating with the building's owner, Exelon Corporation, to acquire the station and move it.
"They have been very cooperative and we're trying to get all of our ducks in a row," Moedinger said of the negotiations.
Calls to Exelon were not returned by press time.
Strasburg Railroad has several possible locations for Dorsey Station.
"It will probably go to Paradise," Moedinger said. There it could serve as a station for both Strasburg Railroad and Amtrak if the national passenger service agrees to stop there.
But a lot of things have to happen before that can occur.
"We have to assure it gets here and we have to stabilize it," Moedinger said. "The station is in pretty good shape."
Moving it will require the top section of the building to be separated from the rest of the structure so it can clear power lines and other obstructions, Moedinger said. The building is just over 30 feet long and about 16 feet wide.
After the L.O.&S. was abandoned, the station became a house. It has been vacant for decades.
Eleven years ago, a newly-formed group of neighbors and rail historians mounted an effort to restore the station.
The group, Friends of Dorsey Station, spent an April, 2007, Saturday clearing brush and weeds from around the structure and securing the building.
In the years that followed, local efforts to restore the building stalled. Then Strasburg Railroad officials said they would be interested in acquiring the building. That led to negotiations with the structure's owner, Exelon Corporation. Those negotiations are continuing, Moedinger said.
If it makes the move, Dorsey station will be the second remnant of the former L.O.&S. at Strasburg Railroad. Strasburg bought the L.O.&S.'s only remaining rolling stock, a gas-powered rail car, from a railroad in New York state in 1961. It was then leased to a railroad in New Hampshire, and, after another trip to Strasburg, to a national park in Massachusetts. It came back to Strasburg a final time in 1984. Lettered for the Lancaster, Oxford, and Southern, it still runs on the Strasburg Railroad.