The Atglen & Susquehanna in Bart TownshipOf all the resources required for operation of the A&S, none was more deceptively vital than water. From its inception under steam locomotion, the A&S was quietly sustained by the vast water resources it continually crossed. Previous droughts and rapidly expanding service throughout Pennsylvania led the PRR to outfit the A&S with a reliable and thoroughly modern water system. When the Octoraro Water Company was formed in 1903 by merger of seven smaller water companies along the A&S route, the PRR was its sole customer. The water within the entire Octoraro Creek watershed (approximately 208 square miles) was at its disposal. Access to this water secured a highly desirable water supply for both the A&S and the PPR's main line. In the steam era, the estimated average daily consumption from this water system exceeded 2 million gallons per day.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 11:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 408961 N 4419589|
|Decimal Degrees||39.92151667, -76.06530000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.291', W 76° 3.918'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 17.46" N, 76° 3' 55.08" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1342 Georgetown Rd, Quarryville PA 17566, US|
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