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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . Part 3

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 3 of Chapter 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores

In the 1920s about 400 sycamore trees were planted along the Susquehanna Trail, from Jacobus southward to the Maryland Line.  Like the 1,500 memorial trees planted as a Road Of Remembrance along the Lincoln Highway in York County, the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . Part 1

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 1 of Chapter 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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Michael Schall’s Empire Car Works; plus his Family

As seen in this letterhead, by 1883 Michael Schall’s Empire Car Works had expanded to shops in four locations within Pennsylvania: York, Glen Rock, Middletown and Dauphin.  In this post, I’ll continue to examine the Empire Car Works plus I’ll … Continue reading

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Two Railcar Manufacturers were in the City of York during the Civil War; plus Origins of the Empire Car Works

During the Rebel occupation of the City of York during two days in June of 1863, Confederate Major General Jubal Early addressed the townspeople, “I have abstained from burning the railroad buildings and car shops in your town because after … Continue reading

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Why is the Steam Into History locomotive named York #17 ?

I was walking along the Rail Trail near Hanover Junction on Sunday and afterwards stopped in New Freedom to see the York #17.  The train had just completed a round trip run to Glen Rock. The York #17 is a … Continue reading

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