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North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Freight House

 
 
Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Freight House Marker
Inscription. This freight house was built about 1872 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. This building became the commercial center of the growing village of North Conway, as box car loads of supplies for the local merchants and farmers were unloaded into the building to await transfer to horse-drawn wagons for final delivery to the customers. Outgoing shipments of products of local farms and forests were handled through this building, too. A large platform scale was built into the floor to weigh freight shipments. The freight agent's office occupied the far end of the building.
 
Location. 44° 3.17′ N, 71° 7.619′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Norcross Circle 0.1 miles west of White Mountains Road (U.S. 302). Touch for map. Marker is on the building at the Conway Scenic Railroad. Check for hours that the railroad is open to the public. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Conway 5 and 10 Store (within shouting distance of this marker); To Those Who Served in the World War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schouler Park
Conway Scenic Railroad Freight House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
2. Conway Scenic Railroad Freight House and Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Railroad Station (about 500 feet away); Crossing Gate (about 600 feet away); Wig Wag Signal (about 600 feet away); Ball Signal (about 700 feet away); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
Regarding Freight House. The entire North Conway railroad complex is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .
1. Conway Scenic Railroad. (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Conway Scenic Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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