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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lehigh Valley Railroads

 
 
Lehigh Valley Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 3, 2020
1. Lehigh Valley Railroads Marker
Inscription.  Since August 8, 1829, when the Stourbridge Lion made its appearance at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley possessed one of the densest concentrations of railroads. During the height of passenger service, the Jersey Central's "Bullet" and the Lehigh Valley's "Black Diamond Express" were among the nation's finest passenger trains, offering excellent dining, coach, and sleeping cars. By 1953 diesels had replaced the romantic steam locomotive. Corporate mergers in the 1960s and the founding of Conrail in April, 1976 changed the local railroad scene forever. Today the Norfolk and Southern and Reading and Northern Railroads operate the remaining trackage in the Lehigh Valley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 39.731′ N, 75° 14.354′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Hugh Moore Park Road 0.4 miles south of Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Lehigh Valley Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 3, 2020
2. Lehigh Valley Railroads Marker
marker. Date Plate (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Trust Company Bell (a few steps from this marker); Easton & Nearby Heritage Attractions (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthracite Tidewater Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); From Waterways to Highways (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring The Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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