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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Danville-Pottsville R.R.

 
 
Danville-Pottsville R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Danville-Pottsville R.R. Marker
Inscription.  Opened Sunbury to Paxinos in 1835, operated on wood rails by horsepower. Steam locomotive first used in 1838; and iron rails, 1853. The terminal was nearby; here anthracite was loaded on canal boats for shipment to Philadelphia, Baltimore.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 51.615′ N, 76° 47.893′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Electric Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northumberland County (approx. ¼ mile away); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunbury War Memorials
Danville-Pottsville R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Danville-Pottsville R.R. Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); For Those Who Served (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northumberland Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hotel Edison (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  Danville-Pottsville R.R. - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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