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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1830

John B. Jervis

 
 
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1830 Marker
Inscription.
Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour.

John Bloomfield Jervis, c.1836. Jervis Public Library, Rome, New York. The Experiment, Jervis Public Library, Rome, New York.

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.577′ N, 77° 0.05′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of M Street SE and 4th Street SE, on the right when traveling east on M Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1865-1869 (here, next to this marker); Switching Yard (here, next to this marker); 1840-1950 (here, next to this marker); 1817 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830 (a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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