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Near East Durham in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

R.R. Disaster

 
 
R.R. Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
1. R.R. Disaster Marker
Inscription.  In 1840, one half mile east, train plunged through trestle into creek at High Rock ended career of Canajoharie Catskill Railroad
 
Erected 1950 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 23.375′ N, 74° 7.712′ W. Marker is near East Durham, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on New York State Route 145, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Durham NY 12423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drill Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Stone Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Meeting House Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); John E. Lawe (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Medusa Fire (approx. 3.2 miles away); Medusa War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Early Sawmill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Durham.
 
Also see . . .  Canajoharie & Catskill Railroad. (Submitted on March 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. DisastersRailroads & Streetcars
 
R.R. Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
2. R.R. Disaster Marker
The view due east is blocked by the Durham Center Museum.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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