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Peters Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

X1 Railroad Crane

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
1. X1 Railroad Crane Marker
Inscription.  The X1 crane was built in 1947 for the Montour Railroad Co. by the Ohio Locomotive Crane Co. X1 worked on the Montour for 36 years until being sold in 1983 when the railroad ceased operations.

X1 restoration project made possible with assistance from: Ohio Central Railroad System Century Steel Erectors Tom Robinson & Family Bill Errera Truck Fabricating PPG Paints Montour Trail Council Public Donations

X1 was self-propelled and used for laying track, roadbed maintenance, rebuilding hopper cars and unloading materials at the railroad shops. It carried hooks, a clamshell bucket and an elector-magnet for use on many various projects.

With clamshell bucket attached, X1 is on ditch cleaning duty in 1971. X1 was often accompanied by car X3, which carried tools and supplies used for different types of jobs. Gene P. Schaeffer Photo

X1 working near Greers Tunnel as decking and rails are replaced on the Chartiers Creek bridge in 1974. Tim Sposato Photo

Unloading wheelsets at Montour Junction shops. Courtesy Chuck Ross
 
Erected by Montour RR Historical Society

X1 Railroad Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
2. X1 Railroad Crane Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 17.858′ N, 80° 6.542′ W. Marker is in Peters Township, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on T.A.R. Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Valley Brook Rd, Canonsburg PA 15317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milepost 32 - Signal Board (here, next to this marker); Lotus Bridge (here, next to this marker); Montour Mine No. 4 (a few steps from this marker); Closing a railroad - Creating a trail (a few steps from this marker); Colonel George Morgan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bridgeville Railroad Depot (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Jonathan Letterman (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peters Township.
 
X1 Railroad Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
3. X1 Railroad Crane Marker
X1 Railroad Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
4. X1 Railroad Crane Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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