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

Switching Yard

 
 
Switching Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. Switching Yard Marker
Inscription.
Switching Yard

Almost 100 years ago, the tracks of the busy Pennsylvania Railroad freight yard known as the "Navy Yard" occupied the area around 4th and M Streets, serving the US Navy Shipyard Annex. Two or three yard engines switched freight cars that brought in coke and steel.

Engines stored in Washington, DC, 1863, Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-120375.

 
Location. 38° 52.575′ N, 77° 0.046′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street Southeast and 4th Street SE, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1865-1869 (here, next to this marker); 1830 (here, next to this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); 1817 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1825 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1827 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1833 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Reverse side of marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. Reverse side of marker
Right Here

What rumbled through here?
Switching Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
3. Switching Yard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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