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New Oxford in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Road Versus Rail

 
 
Road Versus Rail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 9, 2015
1. Road Versus Rail Marker
Inscription. During the 19th century, railroads had become primary arteries transporting the public over long distances. The honk of automobile horns, however, sounded the death knell for many passenger railroads. With advances in road building, technology and construction of additional highways, the public could drive almost anywhere at any time. The freedom of travel essentially renewed America’s quest for a new frontier – the open road like the Lincoln Highway. During 1854-1857, the Gettysburg Railroad was built linking Hanover to Gettysburg via New Oxford. President Abraham Lincoln used this line to travel to Gettysburg where he delivered his famous address on November 19, 1863. The Gettysburg line was eventually acquired by the Western Maryland Railroad, who built this station in 1892. Passenger service was discontinued during World War II, and the train’s last run was on September 24, 1965. The station was transferred to the Borough of New Oxford in 1966 and is currently leased by the Conewago Valley Model Railroad Club
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.8′ N, 77° 3.569′ W. Marker is
Road Versus Rail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 9, 2015
2. Road Versus Rail Marker
Insert - New Oxford station in use
in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Way W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Oxford PA 17350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Conewago Chapel (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); Original Studebaker Wagon Shop (approx. 5½ miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 5½ miles away); Jacob Grass Hotel (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Oxford.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the wall of the former New Oxford station.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
New Oxford station image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2008
3. New Oxford station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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