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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, April 1, 2019
1. Switching Yard Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 77° 0.046′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street Southeast and 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street Southeast. 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. 1817 (a few steps from this marker); 1865-1869 (a few steps from this marker); 1830 (a few steps from this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830 (a few steps
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?
from 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.
 
Switching Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
3. Switching Yard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. 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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