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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 walking distance of this marker. Brooks Model Coal Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Everhart Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battleship Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jerry Tomasetti (about 300 feet away); 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution
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.
(about 400 feet away); The Freedom Tree (about 400 feet away); George H. Catlin Memorial House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Related marker. 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 594 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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