The Atglen & Susquehanna in Providence TownshipNo other section of the eastern A&S more fully demonstrated the Pennsylvania Railroad's (PRR) commitment to re-shape the landscape for an optimum freight road than its seven miles through Providence Township. The gentle compound curve (on paper) became a canyon that few residents could have anticipated. The A&S bisected farms with gaping, unstable slopes. It spanned the route with twelve new road bridges (upper right image) and crossed another dozen streams. Unwilling to compromise its goal of minimal grades for trains, the A&S found no naturally accommodating corridor through Providence. The PRR incised one.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 11:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 398647 N 4417197|
|Decimal Degrees||39.89880000, -76.18560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 53.928', W 76° 11.136'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 53' 55.68" N, 76° 11' 8.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 527-503 Fairview Rd, New Providence PA 17560, US|
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