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

Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892

 
 
Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2017
1. Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 Marker
Inscription. In 1860, Thomas Struthers and his partners formed the Oil Creek Railroad to haul freight, coal, and oil between Corry and Petroleum Centre. The original station was destroyed in Titusville's great flood and fire of 1892, but rebuilt later that year. The Pennsylvania Railroad used the building as a freight house until 1964, when it became a feed mill. In 1983, the Oil Creek Railway Historical Society bought the rail line and the abandoned building. Renovated in 1988, the station serves as the home of the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, which hauls freight for local industries and operates an excursion passenger line. The OC&TRR carried its 500,000th rider in 2004 and has delivered millions of tons of freight.

In 1984, volunteers met to clean the site.

Freight agent Gerald G. Wallace, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1960.

Freight loading area near International Oil Works, Titusville, PA, 1893 (Mather Photo).
 
Erected by City of Titusville, Oil Creek Alliance.
 
Location. 41° 37.444′ N, 79° 40.626′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on South Perry Street 0.1 miles north of St. John Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at
Station & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2017
2. Station & Marker
or near this postal address: 409 South Perry Street, Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. mile away); St. Titus Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roberts Torpedo (approx. half a mile away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. half a mile away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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