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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks

 
 
Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker
Inscription. In 1831, American inventor John Stevens is the first to use wooden ties and develops the easily fastened T-shaped rail still used today.
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.584′ N, 77° 0.071′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1833 (a few steps from this marker); 1837 (a few steps from this marker); 1860 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1830 (a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (within shouting distance of this marker); 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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