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West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive.

 
 
The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
1. The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. Marker
Inscription.  Built by Tho’s Edison and operated with several cars at Menlo Park, N. J. in 1881.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 40° 47.044′ N, 74° 14.035′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is on the grounds of the Edison National Historic Site. 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. The Truck of the Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. (here, next to this marker); Thomas Edison’s West Orange Laboratory (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Edison Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Maria Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas A. Edison Industries (within
The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
2. The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive
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shouting distance of this marker); The Black Maria (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
Entrance to the Edison National Historic Park Site Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
3. Entrance to the Edison National Historic Park Site Visitor Center
The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
4. The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive
Located in front of the Laboratory Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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