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Near Newport in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilmington & Western Railroad

 
 
Wilmington & Western Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 3, 2011
1. Wilmington & Western Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Wilmington and Western Railroad. A 20-mile track between Wilmington and Landenberg (PA) was built in 1872 to furnish passenger and freight service to the communities and industry along the red clay valley. In 1883, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad purchased the line and operated it until the 1920's.
 
Erected by New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 39° 44.299′ N, 75° 37.937′ W. Marker is near Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Newport Gap Pike (Delaware Route 41) 0.1 miles north of Kirkwood Hwy (Delaware Route 2). Touch for map. Located on Newport Gap Pk between Kirkwood Hwy and Greenbank Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenbank Mill (about 600 feet away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brandywine Springs
Wilmington & Western Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 13, 2011
2. Wilmington & Western Railroad
On the tracks looking west
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Marshallton (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delcastle (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker sits about 20 feet off the roadway, but can be see traveling north or south on Newport Gap Pk
 
Also see . . .  History of the Wilmington & Western Railroad. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Wilmington & Western Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 3, 2011
3. Wilmington & Western Railroad Marker
Another view of the Visitor Center and Water Tower
Wilmington & Western Railroad Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 3, 2011
4. Wilmington & Western Railroad Water Tower
The water tower on the railroad property
Wilmington & Western Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 3, 2011
5. Wilmington & Western Railroad Station
The platform and ticket booth
Wilmington & Western Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 3, 2011
6. Wilmington & Western Railroad Station
The visitor center
Wilmington & Western Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 13, 2011
7. Wilmington & Western Railroad
Looking south at the crossing on Newport Gap Pk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   3. submitted on September 6, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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