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Parksley in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley

Eastern Shore Railway Museum

 
 
The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley Marker
Inscription.  
The railroad tracks that run through Parksley have operated continuously since 1884 when Alexander Cassatt, as president of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad, built the line connecting Pocomoke City, Maryland to Norfolk, Virginia, in just 6 months.

Through the years the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, the Virginia and Maryland Railroad, the Eastern Shore Railroad and Baycoast Railroad have continued to provide rail service to Virginia's two Easternmost counties, Accomack and Northampton.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 47.023′ N, 75° 39.205′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Cassatt Avenue (Virginia Route 316) just north of Catherine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18510 Cassatt Ave, Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barber Shop Bench (here, next to this marker); The Hopeton Passenger Station (a

The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley Marker
few steps from this marker); Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (a few steps from this marker); This corner portion of the brick foundation (a few steps from this marker); Diner #6061 (within shouting distance of this marker); You Are Not Forgotten (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Is Never Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Class X23 Box Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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