Tag Archives: Ma & Pa Railroad

For preservationists, not a great day when this York, Pa., landmark came down

We like to keep readers up to date on the changing landscape of York County. It’s not just for readers of YorkTownSquare.com living in the ends of the earth. York County has a lot of acreage, so it’s hard to see everything coming down – or going up. So this photo is part of a news quiz of several structures that have been demolished in recently months – or in this case – years. This is the only historic building that’s part of the quiz. Can you locate it?

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History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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In Red Lion, Pa.: Working on the Ma & Pa Railroad

Jan Barnhart of the Red Lion Area Historical Society emailed in an update about Ma & Pa Railroad station renovations in the borough. The historical group has been working on the station for about 15 years and is finishing restoration work there, including the relaying of the rails.

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York County’s 3 rail excursion experiences: Can we sustain them?

The Stewartstown Railroad opened its station and offered motorcar rides earlier this month. The railroad will do so gain today, weather permitting. It is one of three railroads in York County to offer excursion rides of some type.

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More than pretty pictures. How fun Cerebrun photos give serious glimpses about land use in York County, Pa.

This is just a striking photo by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ photographer Jason Plotkin. Striking because it shows York County’s still-rich agricultural land. And informative because it indicates yet another alt-use of this land, apart from farming. This was the scene of the recent Cerebrun on Rexroth Farms in Conewago Township that taxed the body and mind.

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Hollywood meets Hanover over pretzels: Linked in to York County history, 5/2/13

Yorktownsquare.com covering Hanover pretzelmaking, ‘East of Gettysburg on e-book, Jeb Stuart’s ditch and a preservation talk by Scott Butcher

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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Muddy Creek Forks, Ma & Pa Railroad village, before and after: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 11, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the preserved village at Muddy Creek Forks, one-room schools and another accomplished York Suburban grad, Jordan O’Reilly.

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Part II: Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 13, 2012

James McClure’s Yorktownsquare.com blog covers several topics: the 100th anniversary of Spry Grammar School, Gettysburg tweeting, Ore Valley’s demolished station and the death of a local soldier.

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Treasures found after Ma & Pa Railroad’s Ore Valley train station came down

Interesting artifacts found on site of demolished railroad station in York Township.

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