Philadelphia and Columbia Railway

Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (HM1AT7)

Location: Merion Station, PA 19066 Montgomery County
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N 40° 0.55', W 75° 15.223'

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The Main Line of Public Works of the State of Pennsylvania

— 1834-1857 —

One of Americas Earliest Railroads,
it was first powered by horses, later by steam. The right-of-way was on the south-side of Montgomery Avenue across from Merion Friends Meetinghouse.

This railroad was a major route for escaping slaves crossing the Susquehanna River from Maryland. As the freight cars passed this Meetinghouse, several Quaker families, who operated Safe Houses, placed food and water in the cars for escaping slaves.
These are the original "sleeper" stones
which were used as track supports.
HM NumberHM1AT7
Placed ByThe Lower Merion Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 478345 N 4428805
Decimal Degrees40.00916667, -75.25371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.55', W 75° 15.223'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 33.00" N, 75° 15' 13.38" W
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Area Code(s)610, 215, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 625 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station PA 19066, US
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