Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad

Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad (HM1JUZ)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19131 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.736', W 75° 12.986'

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One of America's earliest railroads, authorized by the state legislature in 1828 and completed in 1834. Stretching 82 miles west to the Susquehanna, it was powered first by horses, later by steam. Part of a state-owned transportation system, including the Pennsylvania canal, built in response to intense competition from adjacent states. Acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. in 1857. Stone blocks placed for the original track have remained visible here.
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HM NumberHM1JUZ
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 481524 N 4427291
Decimal Degrees39.99560000, -75.21643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.736', W 75° 12.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 44.16" N, 75° 12' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4160-4302 Edgely Rd, Philadelphia PA 19131, US
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