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Conway in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conway Railroad Yards

 
 
Conway Railroad Yards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 10, 2011
1. Conway Railroad Yards Marker
Inscription. Built on land of the Conway family farm. This yard was put in operation April 1887 under the ownership of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The yards are over four miles in length with 100 tracks. Holding 5000 cars by 1957 it was largest automated yard in world.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.511′ N, 80° 14.322′ W. Marker is in Conway, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) and 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Ohio River Boulevard. Touch for map. Located on traffic island by Welcome to Conway sign. Marker is in this post office area: Conway PA 15027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyhood Home of Henry Mancini (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vicary House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (approx. 1.9 miles away); Freedom Boat Yards (approx.
Conway Railroad Yards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 10, 2011
2. Conway Railroad Yards Marker
1.9 miles away); Logstown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of First Mass (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anthony Wayne's Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Conway Borough History. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Freight yards. Conway, Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By John Vachon, January 1941
3. Freight yards. Conway, Pennsylvania
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
Change of shift for freight yard workers image. Click for full size.
By John Vachon, January 1941
4. Change of shift for freight yard workers
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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