Historical Marker Series

Pennsylvania Railroad

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www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM2A5_canals-and-railroads-arteries-to-the-heart-of-industrial-trenton_Trenton-NJ.html
As the United States began to feel the full force of the Industrial Revolution and expand its own manufacturing and commercial base, cities like Trenton that were blessed with an advantageous location were in the forefront of transportation developments. By…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM2WZ_first-movement-by-steam-on-a-railroad-in-new-jersey_Bordentown-NJ.html
First movement by steam on a railroad in the state of New Jersey, November 12, 1831, by the original locomotive "John Bull" now deposited in the United States National Museum at Washington. The first piece of railroad track in New Jersey was laid by the Cam…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM2YF_powells-creek-crossing_Woodbridge-VA.html
Efforts began in 1864, but it wasn't until July 2, 1872, with the aid of the Pennsylvania Railroad, that this section of rail line opened for service. The crossing at Powell's Creek was 1,100 feet in length and constructed of heavy timber supplied by the Tr…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM2YV_penn-station-historic-site_Newark-NJ.html
Penn Station, designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, opened in 1935 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco exterior and interior design. Penn Station replaced the Pennsylvania Railroad's old Market Street station which had occupied …
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM3RN_early-transportation-routes_Baltimore-MD.html
The Gwynns Falls Trail follows a valley that has served as both a transportation avenue and an obstacle since the days of American Indians and European colonists. Early roads were privately owned turnpikes that charged tolls; they became public highways wit…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM3UN_bowie-railroad-station-museum_Bowie-MD.html
The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, chartered in 1853, inaugurated train service on July 2, 1872 with a line to Washington, and on January 1, 1873 opened the Pope's Creek line to southern Maryland. At the junction of the two lines the town of Bowie grew up.…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM40P_great-woodbridge-train-wreck-of-1951_Woodbridge-Township-NJ.html
In memory of the 85 people who perished on February 6, 1951, when a Pennsylvania Railroad Commuter Train derailed ? of a mile (1300 feet) south of this station, and in recognition of the Woodbridge residents and those of the surrounding communities who came…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM40Y_old-pennsylvania-railroad-station_Harrisburg-PA.html
Harrisburg grew from its earliest days due to its strategic location as a gateway to western expansion, becoming one of the most important inland centers of U.S. transportation and trade. The development of rail lines along the same routes as the earlier ca…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM424_st-michaels-lutheran-church_Harrisburg-PA.html
The evolution of the English and German-speaking Lutheran congregations in Harrisburg resulted in the establishment of a number of churches that has helped to enhance the city's fabric of sacred architecture and history. From the oldest site at which religi…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM45F_harris-switch-tower_Harrisburg-PA.html
By 1929, Harrisburg's growth as a freight and passenger rail hub in the eastern United States necessitated the introduction of new rail interlocking technologies to guide the convergence of high volume locomotive traffic through the city. At that time, over…
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