Switchback Railroad

Switchback Railroad (HM1MMM)

Location: Summit Hill, PA 18250 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 50.628', W 75° 48.37'

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A gravity railroad was built along this mountain in 1827 to carry coal from the mines near Summit Hill to the Lehigh Canal at Mauch Chunk. A back-track and two planes were added in 1844 for the return trip by gravity. Railroad crossed the highway here.
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HM NumberHM1MMM
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Year Placed1971
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 432040 N 4521730
Decimal Degrees40.84380000, -75.80616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.628', W 75° 48.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 37.68" N, 75° 48' 22.2" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Switchback Railroad Trail, Summit Hill PA 18250, US
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