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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miniature Railroad

National Historic District

 
 
Miniature Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. Miniature Railroad Marker
Inscription. Although the cars have been changed in appearance, the engines look much like they did at the New York World's Fair of 1938-39 The Century of Progress Exposition.

The train was known there as the Gimbels Flyer and was brought to Kennywood at the end of World War II.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Location. 40° 23.299′ N, 79° 51.829′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laffin' Sal (here, next to this marker); Auto Race (a few steps from this marker); The Pagoda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kenny Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (within shouting distance of this marker); Thunderbolt (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noah's Ark (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Regarding Miniature Railroad.

Miniature Railroad Marker and Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. Miniature Railroad Marker and Entrance
Laffin' Sal is at the entrance.
The train excursion presents a narrated history of Kennywood. There are large historic pictures of Kennywood along the route. Steel mills in the valley below can be seen along the cliff that the train runs along.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentRailroads & Streetcars
 
Miniature Railroad Marker and Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. Miniature Railroad Marker and Shelter
Patrons disembark at left. Patrons board on the inside of the the track through the yellow entranceway.
Miniature Railroad Engine image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. Miniature Railroad Engine
Arriving at station shelter. Picture taken from inside the track.
Miniature Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
5. Miniature Railroad
Miniature Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
6. Miniature Railroad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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