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Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive

 
 
Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2009
1. Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive Marker
Inscription.  The truck of the second commercial electric railroad locomotive, built by Tho’s. A. Edison and operated with freight and passenger cars over three miles of railroad at Menlo Park, N.J. in 1882.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 40° 47.032′ N, 74° 14.054′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lakeside Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is to the right of the main gate at the Laboratory Complex of Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas A. Edison Industries (here, next to this marker); The Laboratory Complex (a few steps from this marker); The Main Gate (a few steps from this marker); The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Truck of the Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edison’s West Orange Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Chemistry Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edison Statue (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey. Nation Park Service website. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker at Edison's Laboratory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2009
2. Marker at Edison's Laboratory
Locomotive Marker in West Orange image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2009
3. Locomotive Marker in West Orange
The Gatehouse of the Laboratory Complex can be seen in this photo beyond the locomotive truck.
Marker from Lakeside Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2009
4. Marker from Lakeside Avenue
The locomotive truck is seen here in front of Edison's Laboratory in West Orange, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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