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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|