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

Gravity Park

 
 
Gravity Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. Gravity Park Marker
Inscription. Between 1829 and 1898, this was the site of Plane No. 1 on the roadbed of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company’s Gravity Railroad. The “Gravity” used a series of inclined planes and steam engines to pull carloads of coal to the top of Moosic Mountain and back down to Honesdale. The monument in the park was erected in 1913. Source: Carbondale Historical Society.
 
Erected by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.
 
Location. 41° 34.516′ N, 75° 29.901′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Canaan Street (Business U.S. 6) and Belmont Street on Canaan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carbondale PA 18407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gravity Railroad Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravity Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street: Five of Carbondale’s many historic Churches (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Jerome F. O’Malley
Gravity Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Gravity Park
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Alvin D. Ungerleider (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Gravity Park Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
3. Gravity Park Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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