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Change in York County, Pa.? Yes, here’s one example of how it happens all the time

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Guess what year these photos were taken?/New museum in Hanover Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed the ‘tunnels’ that carry the old Northern Central Railway – today’s county rail trail – over Route … Continue reading

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Old blue Conrail caboose in Red Lion to receive a good sandblasting – and a coat of red paint

Linked in/Neat stuff: Digging under York’s train station/George Sheets’ book coming out in fall Crews prepare to move the old Conrail caboose stored near Dallastown to the Red Lion train station. The late-1940s or early 1950s cab has been sitting … Continue reading

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Penn Park field, York, Pa.’s, first known ballpark: Then & now.

Linked in/Neat stuff:  ‘Pennsylvania Barn Stories’/Stewartstown RR rolls again   Spring will eventually get here – and so will baseball. Which brings us to a then-and-now scene. This is York, Pa.’s, first known baseball stadium, Penn Park field. It spread out at … Continue reading

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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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York’s Central Market, as you’ve never seen it

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin took a micro look at York’s massive Central Market. So, here’s Jay’s close-up of a sunflower from Dennis Fitz’s fruit and vegetables stand, one of a gallery of such photos on ydr.com’s Media Center.

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Gettysburg 100: Re-enactors were around then, too – Linked in to history, 6/4/13

The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, a tireless chronicler of Civil War history with great proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield, has embarked on a series of historical Hanover photographs.

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Part II: Baltimore screamed for York County ice cream

Carmen’s in Loganville is the closest ice cream maker to Seven Valleys, whose ice cream-making past is being celebrated with one of those large, noticeable Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers. Carmen’s Ice Cream is a third-generation business. Today, it … Continue reading

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Boy hopping a train turns into tragedy in 1886, the saddest of many Seven Valleys train accidents

This truck made it through but the bridge carrying the York County Heritage Rail Trail, and before that the railroad to Baltimore, has caught the tops of trucks. See a photo of a truck that didn’t make it through below. … Continue reading

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Part II: Will Steam into History Inc. locomotive steam into York County history?

This ydr.com presentation provides a graphic lead-in to a wealth of information about a proposed oil-fired steam locomotive that will pull an excursion train between New Freedom and Hanover Junction in 2013.  Part I:  Will Steam into History Inc.’s locomotive … Continue reading

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Check out this list of York County records and record breakers, Part II

Workers construct the frame of York, Pa.’s,Sovereign Bank Stadium’s 38-foot left-field wall in 2007. The wall was designed to be the tallest left-field wall in Major League Baseball, rising higher than the Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park by a … Continue reading

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