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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: December 30, 2013
Caption: Pennsylvania Depot
Additional Description: ❶ In 1846, a group of merchants from Philadelphia created the Pennsylvania Railroad in hopes of creating a 249-mile trunk rout from Philly to Pittsburgh. The rails stretched 11,000 miles across the Allegheny Mountains and through New York, Wheeling, Chicago, and St. Louis. At its height, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the world's largest with 250,000 cares and 7,000 locomotives. By the middle of the 20th century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest transportation enterprise in the United States.
Submitted: January 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p263970
File Size: 1.294 Megabytes
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