The Atglen & Susquehanna in Eden TownshipUnlike routes that served passengers and local freight customers, the A&S required relatively few staffed facilities. Westward from Atglen, the A&S was desolate, compared to the main line's string of frequent village stops. Constructed after the PRR's decision to transition from telegraph to telephone, communication on the A&S was thoroughly modern. Pole-mounted telephone boxes were located approximately 1-1/4 miles apart along the entire route and accessible to almost all levels of railroad employees. The unassuming wooden box (below) protected a revolutionary communications network. Everyone learned how to use the telephone. The PRR would not run without it.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 11:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 405337 N 4418029|
|Decimal Degrees||39.90706667, -76.10746667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 54.424', W 76° 6.448'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 54' 25.44" N, 76° 6' 26.88" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 114 Bushong Rd, Quarryville PA 17566, US|
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