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Near Columbia in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trolleys

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Trolleys Marker
Inscription.  Trolley systems spread rapidly throughout Lancaster and York Counties near the beginning of the Twentieth Century as they did elsewhere in the nation. Across the Susquehanna the Wrightsville & York Street Railway joined its namesakes in 1904. The following year the line, later part of the York Railways ompany, extended its line down to the river and a ferry connection. The Columbia & Ironville Street Passenger Railway began operation around Columbia in 1891 and two years later formed the Columbia & Donegal Railway to build a line to Marietta. The worst trolley accident in the county's history happened in 1896 when a car descending to Columbia lost its brakes and derailed, resulting in six deaths and 68 injuries. Conestoga Traction Company ultimately took over these operations. CTC's line between Columbia and Marietta gave passengers a spectacular ride up and down hills, around sharp curves, and over a high trestle across Chickies Creek. Along the line there was a park for passengers' summertime enjoyment. The Depression ended area trolley operations with the Marietta line losing service in 1932, the Wrightsville line ending in 1933, and the Columbia
Trolleys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Trolleys Marker
line stopping in 1938.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA.
 
Location. 40° 3.097′ N, 76° 31.029′ W. Marker is near Columbia, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Chickies Hill Road (Pennsylvania Route 441) north of Klinesville Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 880 Chickies Hill Road, Columbia PA 17512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickies* Mansion and Chickies* #1 Furnace (*Chickies - also Chiques or Chikis) (approx. half a mile away); Hiestand Saw Mill and Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Buried Story (approx. 1.1 miles away); Musselman/Vesta Furnace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stone Base of the Chimney (approx. 1.1 miles away); Concrete Railroad Piers (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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