Richfol Shelter

Richfol Shelter (HM1GK1)

Location: Washington, PA 15301 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.408', W 80° 15.291'

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One of the interurban's advantages over the train with which it competed was its frequent stops, either in recognition of heavy patronage or as a result of the farmer's negotiating ability in writing the lease for the right-of-way.



After Pittsburgh Railways opened its new line to Washington in 1909, Richfol shelter was built to serve the busy Standard Tin Plate factory in Canonsburg's east end; the stop was named after two of the firms's senior managers.



The structure served there until the end of trolley service in 1953 and then became a school bus waiting station several miles away. Thirty years later, a local businessman donated the badly deteriorated shelter to the museum, where it was carefully restored to the fine condition you see today.
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HM NumberHM1GK1
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Placed ByPennsylvania Trolley Museum
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 563413 N 4450976
Decimal Degrees40.20680000, -80.25485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.408', W 80° 15.291'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 24.48" N, 80° 15' 17.46" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Museum Rd, Washington PA 15301, US
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