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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lancaster County, PA (363) Berks County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (238) Dauphin County, PA (281) Lebanon County, PA (75) York County, PA (307) Cecil County, MD (167) Harford County, MD (154)  LancasterCounty(363) Lancaster County (363)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  ChesterCounty(238) Chester County (238)  DauphinCounty(281) Dauphin County (281)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  YorkCounty(307) York County (307)  CecilCountyMaryland(167) Cecil County (167)  HarfordCounty(154) Harford County (154)
Location of Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania
    Lancaster County (363)
    Berks County (257)
    Chester County (238)
    Dauphin County (281)
    Lebanon County (75)
    York County (307)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
    Harford County, Maryland (154)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — History of Railroad Pump Cars
Did you know that this style of pump car dates back to approximately 1880? The relatively low weight allowed a crew of four to six people to easily lift it on or off tracks to clear the way for approaching trains. The cars were fitted with a brake . . . Map (db m136511) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Lehigh Valley No. 401951
The RDC: In 1949, the Budd Company began development of a new lightweight, self-propelled diesel rail car for use in local and branchline passenger service at the request of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad. The resulting . . . Map (db m19963) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Monongahela Railway No. 671949
The Monongahela: The Monongahela Railroad, incorporated on December 31, 1900, was a jointly owned venture by the Pennsylvania and Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroads to tap the rich coal fields south of Pittsburgh. The Monongahela funneled coal . . . Map (db m19964) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Pennsylvania Railroad No. 37501920
The Success of the K4s Locomotive: Perpetually searching for more powerful and efficient locomotives, the Pennsylvania Railroad introduced its new standard passenger power in 1914. The K4s Pacific blended the best attributes of other successful . . . Map (db m19955) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Pennsylvania Railroad No. 4601914
The "E6" Class: The introduction of steel passenger trains on the Pennsylvania at the turn of the twentieth century created a need for a more powerful passenger locomotive. While most roads had begun building larger Pacific (4-6-2) type . . . Map (db m19913) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Pennsylvania Railroad No. 67551930
The "Mountain" Class: The "Mountain" type of locomotive (4-8-2) first appeared on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in 1911. These locomotives excelled at hauling heavy freight trains at high speeds. The Pennsylvania Railroad adopted the M1 design . . . Map (db m19916) HM
7Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Pennsylvania Railroad No. 76881915
A Standard Freight Locomotive: With more than 3000 Consolidations on the roster by 1907, the 2-8-0 was clearly the Pennsylvania's locomotive of choice for freight service. Despite the success of current designs, the railroad continuously strove . . . Map (db m19957) HM
8Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Pittsburgh and Lake Erie No. 5081950
The Little Giant: The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, established in 1875, connected the steel centers of Conellsville, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown, Ohio. Only 120 miles long, the P&LE served most of the major industries in the region, . . . Map (db m19960) HM
9Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Reading Observation No. 11937
Builder: Budd Company, Red Lion, PA Build Date: 1937 Retirement Date: 1982 Number Built: 2 Weight: 97,000 lbs. Length: 85 ft. PHMC Cat No. RR78.52 The Crusader: As the nation pulled itself out of the Great Depression, the Reading Company . . . Map (db m19967) HM
10Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Strasburg Township — Strasburg Rail Road
Established in 1832 in response to the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad's bypass of Strasburg, it remains the oldest American railroad operating under its original charter. Local railroad enthusiasts saved it from abandonment in 1958 and developed . . . Map (db m55518) HM
 
Jun. 13, 2021