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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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Ma & Pa’s old Ore Valley train station came down

A backhoe demolishes the Ore Valley train station, near the Camp Betty Washington Road intersection with Springwood Road in York Township over the weekend. The demolition caught the attention of railroad buffs, particularly those following the old Maryland and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Ma & Pa’s old Ore Valley train station coming down

Take one last look at the former Ore Valley Station on the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, courtesy of Gary Heiland. The York Township station was scheduled to come down today. (See additional photos below.) Also of interest: Trestles, tunnels, swimming … Continue reading

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Meet the Stricklers – and the Rubys … Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

More neat stuff below: Helf carpet family/Milky Way Railroad/Hancock String Band Morgan Brenner’s upcoming talk at the Lower Windsor Historical Society is officially titled “Our Strickler Heritage.” But York countian Betsy Shaw, who flagged yorktownsquare.com about the talk, writes that … Continue reading

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