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Near Frackville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mahanoy Plane

 
 
Mahanoy Plane Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, December 18, 2009
1. Mahanoy Plane Marker
Inscription. Critical to the Pa. anthracite industry, this inclined plane railroad transported coal from the Mahanoy Valley up the Broad Mountain to Frackville. Opened in 1862 as part of the Reading Railroad system, improvements in the early 20th century increased its size and capacity, making it an engineering marvel able to meet national demands. After hoisting hundreds of millions of tons of coal, it closed in 1932. Partial ruins remain nearby.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 47.301′ N, 76° 13.998′ W. Marker is near Frackville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Gold Star Highway (Pennsylvania Route 924) 1.2 miles south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frackville PA 17931, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Michael's Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Little Lithuania, USA (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Dorsey Brothers
Mahanoy Plane Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, May 28, 2010
2. Mahanoy Plane Marker
Entering Frackville on Rt 924 South.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 2.9 miles away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frackville.
 
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Mahanoy Plane Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, May 28, 2010
3. Mahanoy Plane Marker
Looking North on Rt 924 over the Mahanoy Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 335 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2010, by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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