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1830

Transportation Walk

 
 
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 29, 2016
1. 1830 Marker
Inscription. Peter Cooper races his steam locomotive Tom Thumb against the horse-drawn B&O Railroad. within a year, the B&O is an all-steam railroad.

20th century reconstruction of the Tom Thumb. From the collections of the B&O Railroad Museum.

Transportation Walk
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 77° 0.06′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street SE east of 4th Street SE, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1825 (here, next to this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1817 (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks (a few steps from this marker); 1865-1869 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1830 Marker
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
3. 1830 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. 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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