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.
HM NumberHM1GK1
Placed ByPennsylvania Trolley Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
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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