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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The “Pioneer”

 
 
The “Pioneer” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
1. The “Pioneer” Marker
Inscription. This gravity railroad car, used on the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, was presented by the company to the City of Scranton, Sept. 3, 1909. The car was used on the line from Hawley to Pittston from 1850 to 1884.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.046′ N, 75° 38.604′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Nay Aug Road 0.1 miles east of Arthur Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the north side of the pedestrian walkway in Nay Aug Park behind the Everhart Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton PA 18510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George H. Catlin Memorial House (approx. 0.8 miles away); William W. Scranton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Houlihan - McLean Center (approx. one mile away); In Remembrance of the Holocaust (approx. one mile away); The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (approx. one mile away); City of Scranton (approx. one mile away); The Lackawanna Valley (approx. one mile away); Settlement (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Related marker.
Wide view of The “Pioneer” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
2. Wide view of The “Pioneer” Marker
Located in Scranton's Nay Aug Park.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gravity Railroad - Wayne County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The "Pioneer" - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The “Pioneer” passenger car image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
3. The “Pioneer” passenger car
One of the last remaining Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad passenger cars from the gravity railroad era.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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