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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Train

 
 
First Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
1. First Train Marker
Inscription.
The first train arrived in Jamestown
August 25, 1860 over the newly laid rails
of the Atlantic and Great Western
Railroad culminating a 29 year effort
to assure Jamestown's position in
the national transportation network.

 
Erected 2015 by Jamestown Historical Marker Committee.
 
Location. 42° 5.688′ N, 79° 14.67′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east on West 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert H. Jackson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Gokey Fire" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage Stop (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Prendergast (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the train station, which does not have passenger
First Train Marker at Station image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
2. First Train Marker at Station
service. This 2015 marker is the duplicate of a 1986 marker on North Main Street.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Station image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
3. Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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