The Railroad in Duncannon
The railroad steamed into Duncannon in 1848 and was a major factor in the growth and development of the area. In the mid-1800s the railroad ran through the center of town on Apple Tree Alley. Around 1865 the earliest station was built at the corner of Fisher and Main Streets near the Iron Works complex in Lower Duncannon. The Freight Station at Cherry Street and Apple Tree Alley was built about the same time and is still standing. In the early 1900s the tracks were moved to along the river and this station was built.
[Photo/Illustration captions, clockwise from top left, read]
Lower Duncannon Station Circa 1865
"To the Station" by Scotty Brown
Freight Station Circa 1865
Duncannon Station Circa 1902 from north
1957 AeroTrain at Duncannon
Duncannon Station Circa 1902 from south
Erected by Historical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR and Borough of Duncannon. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 40° 23.387′ N, 77° 1.778′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street and Water Street, on the left when traveling east on Cumberland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Water Street, Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clark's Ferry Bridge (here, next to this marker); Duncannon Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncannon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncannon National Bank (about 600 feet away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (about 600 feet away); First Sunday School In Perry County (about 600 feet away); Entering Duncannon (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Entering Duncannon (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
Also see . . .
1. Perry County Heritage Trail - Duncannon. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Duncannon PA. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.