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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Date Plate

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2017
1. Date Plate Marker
Inscription.

In 1882, the Lehigh Valley Railroad replaced its original South Easton repair shops with a large, multi-building facility. The site included a forty stall roundhouse that was 300 feet in diameter and a locomotive building shop, which burned down in 1986. The National Canal Museum's historian emeritus, Lance Metz, collected this date plate from the 18,000 square foot car shop before it was demolished in the late 1980s.

Collection of the National Canal Museum, a program of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
 
Erected by National Canal Museum.
 
Location. 40° 39.724′ N, 75° 14.354′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Touch for map. Marker and plate are at the National Canal Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Trust Company Bell (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Easton & Nearby Heritage Attractions (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker);

Date Plate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2017
2. Date Plate and Marker
Anthracite Tidewater Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); From Waterways to Highways (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring The Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Boats (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lehigh Valley Railroad, Easton Car Shops, Canal Street, Easton, Northampton County, PA. (Submitted on November 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Canal Museum. (Submitted on November 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Lehigh Valley Railroad Car Shop Date Plate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2017
3. Lehigh Valley Railroad Car Shop Date Plate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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