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

Richfol Shelter

 
 
Richfol Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
1. Richfol Shelter Marker
Inscription. One of the interurban's advantages over the train with which it competed was its frequent stops, either in recognition of heavy patronage or as a result of the farmer's negotiating ability in writing the lease for the right-of-way.

After Pittsburgh Railways opened its new line to Washington in 1909, Richfol shelter was built to serve the busy Standard Tin Plate factory in Canonsburg's east end; the stop was named after two of the firms's senior managers.

The structure served there until the end of trolley service in 1953 and then became a school bus waiting station several miles away. Thirty years later, a local businessman donated the badly deteriorated shelter to the museum, where it was carefully restored to the fine condition you see today.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
 
Location. 40° 12.408′ N, 80° 15.291′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Museum Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Admission fee required. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Richfol Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
2. Richfol Shelter Marker
Marker at left of shelter.
flies. 25 Ton G.E. Diesel-Electric Locomotive 89 (a few steps from this marker); Washington (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington (approx. 2.5 miles away); Washington and Jefferson College (approx. 2.5 miles away); Captain Philo McGiffin (approx. 2.5 miles away); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Washington and Jefferson College (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. (Submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Richfol Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
3. Richfol Shelter
Right side
Richfol Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
4. Richfol Shelter Marker
Rear and left sides
Richfol Shelter and Trolley image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
5. Richfol Shelter and Trolley
Richfol Shelter and Trolley image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
6. Richfol Shelter and Trolley
Richfol Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
7. Richfol Shelter
From aboard the trolley.
Richfol Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2014
8. Richfol Shelter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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