Great Railroad Strike of 1877Between 1865 and 1880, the railroad system grew rapidly, tripling in size and connecting urban areas throughout the country. Generally unchecked, railroad tracks cut through the heart of cities, with little concern for the best interests of residents and local business. Thirty-five-ton locomotives barreled down densely populated streets that ten years earlier saw only foot traffic and horse-drawn buggies. In 1876 alone, the Erie Railroad reported 61 deaths and 53 injuries among non-railroad workers.
|Placed By||The Howling Mob Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 586236 N 4478663|
|Decimal Degrees||40.45416667, -79.98296667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.25', W 79° 58.978'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 15.00" N, 79° 58' 58.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||412, 724, 215|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2300-2398 Railroad St, Pittsburgh PA 15222, US|
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