The Atglen & Susquehanna in Martic TownshipFinding a strategic location for servicing the freight route was a challenge for the PRR as the A&S headed west over the deep valley of Pequea Creek (upper left image) toward the Susquehanna River. Facilities were created by carving a wider right-of-way through the fringe of Red Hill. In addition to a switching tower (Smith Tower, image below) this location served as host for a water station, ash dump, employee dwellings, track maintenance storage and the westernmost reservoir of the water distribution system (images on right). A long passing siding and track crossovers made it possible to move an entire train out of dedicated east and westbound traffic. By 1941, the average A&S freight length peaked at 89 cars (3500 to 4000 feet).
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|Date Added||Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 387764 N 4418610|
|Decimal Degrees||39.91015000, -76.31311667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 54.609', W 76° 18.787'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 54' 36.54" N, 76° 18' 47.22" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 998 Marticville Rd, Pequea PA 17565, US|
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