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

Railroad

 
 
Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
1. Railroad Marker
Inscription.  

Susquehanna became an important hub for the
Erie Railroad to connect to the Great Lakes
and with the discovery of coal in Forest City,
Pa/Carbondale area, it became more important.
Starrucca Viaduct completion date was 1848, with
800 men working around the clock was completed
in 8 months. Starrucca Station built in 1865.

 
Erected 2019 by Susquehanna Community Development Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 41° 56.747′ N, 75° 36.21′ W. Marker is in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 92/171) and Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 171), on the right when traveling south on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehannock People (a few steps from this marker); Agriculture (a few steps from this marker); Bluestone Mining
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(a few steps from this marker); Community Veteran's Service Board (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Commemorating 300th Birthday of Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away); Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Susquehanna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Erie Railroad Company. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1869 Map of the Erie Railway and its connections (LOC). (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
2. Railroad Marker
Erie Railroad Shops Complex image. Click for full size.
Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress (public domain), post 1968
3. Erie Railroad Shops Complex
Erie Railroad Shops Complex Remnants image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
4. Erie Railroad Shops Complex Remnants
The Water Tower and low building (with roof ventilators) beyond the Chinese restaurant are all that remain. Complex razed for a shopping center known as "The Shops"
The Shops "Sign" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
5. The Shops "Sign"
Remnant of former Erie Railroad sloped shop building wall, seen in lower foreground at street intersection in the HAER photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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