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

Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks

 
 
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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 U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 77° 0.071′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker); 1837 (a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1860 (a few steps from this marker); 1830 (a few steps from this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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