Backtrack Trestle

Backtrack Trestle (HM2DBU)

Location: Summit Hill, PA 18250 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.518', W 75° 52.065'

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Renaissance Historic Site

At the corner of Pine and Ludlow, an important part of the Switchback Gravity Railroad was completed around 1844. Upon returning from Mauch Chunk, empty mine cars began their Summit Hill descent east of town at the Mount Jefferson Plane. Passing over this bridge, cars continued west to the mines to be loaded with coal and then proceed back down the mountain to the Lehigh Canal.
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Date Added Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 426828 N 4519726
Decimal Degrees40.82530000, -75.86775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.518', W 75° 52.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 31.08" N, 75° 52' 3.8999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 E McMurtrie St, Summit Hill PA 18250, US
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