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Near Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Concrete Railroad Piers

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Concrete Railroad Piers Marker
Inscription.  With the arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad, raw materials were delivered to the furnace by rail. The concrete piers were used to elevate the rails so all ore and coal could be dumped between the piers and from there to be transported to the stock shed. The raw materials were moved by shovel and "buggies." The notches in some of the adjoining piers held timbers. These timbers served as funnels to channel the raw material into piles making it easier for the "bottom fillers" to move the material.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.517′ N, 76° 32.112′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Robert K Mowrer Drive south of Furnace Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pennsylvania Canal (here, next to this marker); Skip Hoist/Oil Shed
Concrete Railroad Piers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Concrete Railroad Piers Marker
(here, next to this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (a few steps from this marker); Stone Base of the Chimney (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (a few steps from this marker); Donegal Place (a few steps from this marker); Musselman/Vesta Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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