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

Lehigh Valley Railroad

1870-1976 Sayre PA

 

— LVRR 1904 —

 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Lehigh Valley Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Left Panel
1889
• 1870 Development of Sayre as a railroad town began with the naming of the junction for Robert H. Sayre, Chief Engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
• 1889 Cornerstone for the Packer Avenue Bridge.
• 1896 Cornerstone for the “Footbridge” at Lockhart Street.
• 1894 Locomotive shops of the L.V.R.R. were built. They were the second largest locomotive shops in the world.
• 1976 Lehigh Valley Railroad ceased operations and on April 1st became part of Conrail.
• 1991 This monument dedicated September 7th by Sayre Centennial Incorporated.

Right Panel

1896
Sayre, Pennsylvania came into existence shortly after the Civil War as a railroading town. Several small railroads converged here and eventually became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The railroad was Sayre’s major employer at the end of the 19th century and for the greater part of the 20th century. This monument is dedicated to the thousands of workers at the Sayre facilities of the L.V.R.R.
 
Erected 1991 by Sayre Centennial
Lehigh Valley Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Lehigh Valley Railroad Marker
Incorporated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 58.828′ N, 76° 31.111′ W. Marker is in Sayre, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on South Wilbur Avenue. This marker is in Guthrie Square-Elmer Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sayre PA 18840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guthrie Square (here, next to this marker); World War I Doughboy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Athens (approx. 0.6 miles away); McKinney Family (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Augustus S. Perkins (approx. ¾ mile away); General Henry W. Perkins (approx. ¾ mile away); Pine Plains (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sayre.
 
Lehigh Valley Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
3. Lehigh Valley Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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