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YorksPast 200th Post; and The 10 Most Viewed Posts

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Ten months, to the day, later this is my 200th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month. I’d like to thank everyone … Continue reading

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Reading the HEADLINES; A Quick Index to ALL YorksPast Posts

Last year within days of my post Marking 100th YorksPast Post with a Tiled Mosaic; Post Index and Future Plans, several readers told me that they really liked the index for quickly discovering my older posts.  As a result I … Continue reading

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Eight Railroad Stations along the 12-Miles of Track between Wrightsville and York

This York County section of G. F. Cram’s 1889 map shows 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  Likewise O. W. Gray’s 1876 map in my post on Monday showed 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  This post will … Continue reading

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Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company with a Narrow Gauge Railway in Springettsbury Township

This 1905 view of the Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company is looking southwest, as if one is standing where the main 4’-8 1/2” Standard Gauge Railroad crosses Stonewood Road.  The NOW view shows the employee parking lot north of … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge Railway Along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township to the Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company

The Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company constructed the 3’-0” narrow gauge railway seen in this photo during 1905.  The railway paralleled what would become Stonewood Road to a quarry 1-1/4 miles to the south.  Horse and wagon had initially … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge Railway Along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township and Plot of Daniel Brubaker’s 280-Acres; i.e. location of Camp Security

I was doing research for another subject, using this topographic map, when the railway along Springwood Road peaked my interest.  I remembered reading sometime ago that this was a narrow gauge railway.  Suddenly I was obsessed with discovering the gauge … Continue reading

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