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

Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site

 
 
Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Gravity Park was established by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad on the site of what was formerly a portion of the roadbed of Plane No. 1. The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company’s Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale opened on October 9, 1829. By which the D&H sent many millions of tons of anthracite coal to the markets in the New York/New England area during the nineteenth century. In 1899, this “Gravity” railroad was converted into a conventional steam locomotive line, which operated until 1930.
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Location. 41° 34.515′ N, 75° 29.884′ 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 at or near this postal address: 97 Main Street (US 6), 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 (here, next to this marker); Gravity Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Gravity Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street: Five of Carbondale’s many historic Churches (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site Marker
Note: This marker is to the left of the monument
General Jerome F. O’Malley (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.
 
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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 198 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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