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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conduit Track Switch and Crossover

 
 
Conduit Track Switch and Crossover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
1. Conduit Track Switch and Crossover Marker
Inscription. D. C. Transit System 1540, shown to the right on the turning loop at 11th and Monroe Streets NW, will soon operate south on 11th Street to east on E Street to south on 9th Street to east on Pennsylvania Avenue. Just east of 7th Street, the car will cross over the westbound track on Pennsylvania into its southern loop eastward along C Street to south on 6th Street to return westward along Pennsylvania Avenue to north on 9th Street. The trackwork before you includes the switch and crossover from Pennsylvania Avenue for this turning loop. The entire route 60 street car line draws its electricity from the underground conduit described in the drawing shown to the left. See a section of this conduit system in Conduit Hall inside the visitor center to your right and learn more about the manner of construction which kept vistas in the Nation's Capital free of overhead wires as shown here with Capital Transit Company 766 passing the Peace Monument on its way west along Pennsylvania Avenue.
 
Erected by National Capital Trolley Museum.
 
Location. 39° 5.841′ N, 77° 1.892′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Bonifant Road west of Carona Drive, on the right when traveling
Conduit Track Switch and Crossover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
2. Conduit Track Switch and Crossover Marker
east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the National Capital Trolley Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Bonifant Road, Silver Spring MD 20905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matthew Henson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bioretention Gardens (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Holland Red Door Store (approx. 1.9 miles away); RainScapes (approx. 2 miles away); African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (approx. 2.1 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Kemp Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Quakers Practicing their Faith in Montgomery County (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Capital Trolley Museum Site. (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. National Capital Trolley Museum. Wikipedia page (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 

3. National Capital Trolley Museum: 50 Years and Counting!. YouTube video (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 

4. Riding the trolley at National Capital Trolley Museum - Washington DC. YouTube video (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
National Capital Trolley Museum image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
3. National Capital Trolley Museum
 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Magic of Meadows Sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
4. Magic of Meadows Sign
Sign is across the parking lot from the Conduit Track Switch and Crossover sign
National Capital Trolley Museum Signs image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
5. National Capital Trolley Museum Signs
Signs along Bonifant Road at the entrance road to the museum
National Capital Trolley Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 7, 2018
6. National Capital Trolley Museum Sign
Further up the road from the entry point is this sign which reads:
National Capital Trolley Museum

See and Ride Streetcars from Six Nations

www.dctrolley.org
301-384-6088
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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