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Middletown in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trolley Plant

 
 
Trolley Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 4, 2018
1. Trolley Plant Marker
Inscription.  

Wallkill Transit Co. 1912-1924
Power generated for
Middletown-Goshen trolley
in this historic building,
Mechanicstown, N.Y.

 
Erected 1950 by C. R. Wolfe Heating Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 26.661′ N, 74° 23.441′ W. Marker is in Middletown, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 67) east of Wisner Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 449 East Main Street, Middletown NY 10940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund S. Lloyd (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mechanicstown School (approx. one mile away); Midway Park 1894-1924 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Edwin Welling VanDuzer Memorial Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Phillipsburgh (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Congregational Church
Trolley Plant and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 4, 2018
2. Trolley Plant and Marker
(approx. 1˝ miles away); S. Maretta Thrall (approx. 1˝ miles away); "Fireman Joe" (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding Trolley Plant. From "Town of Wallkill" by William B. Royce

In The History of Orange County, New York

Edited by Russel Headley, 1908:


"There is also a trolley line owned by the Wallkill Transit Company, which is operated in the city of Middletown and extends from the city, through the town of Wallkill, to the town of Goshen, and thence to the village of Goshen."


The building, subject of this marker, was built a few years later.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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