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Tyrone is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, 15 miles northeast of Altoona, on the Little Juniata River. Tyrone was of considerable commercial importance in the twentieth century. It was an outlet for the Clearfield coal fields, and it was noted for the manufacture of paper products. There were planing mills, and chemical and candy factories. In 1900, 5,847 people lived here; in 1910, 7,176; and in 1940, 8,845 people resided here. 

Tyrone was at one time known as "The Hub of the Highways". In those days four railroads [Pennsylvania, Tyrone and Clearfield, Tyrone and Lock Haven, Lewisburg and Tyrone] and three main highways [US-220, PA-350, PA-453] converged there.

 

Sanborn Maps (1929)

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Main Line

Junc. Fairbrook Branch (MP 116.4)

Junc. Middle Division - Bald Eagle Branch

Passenger Station (MP 116.6)

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Wilson Chemical Co. and John R. Wald Co. (MP 116.8)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #2.

West End Yard (MP 117.8)

GRAY Tower

PICT0008 Joe Henry Kline photo. PICT0009Joe Henry Kline photo.

 

Bald Eagle Branch

Junc. Middle Division - Main Line - East Conn. 

Passenger & Freight Station

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #2 nd #8.

Home Electric Light & Steam Heating Co. and Bayer, Gillam Co. (MP 0.1)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #12.

Junc. Middle Division - Main Line - West Conn. (MP 0.1)

Tyrone Fuel & Supply No. 2 (MP 0.5)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #5.

Tyrone Fuel & Supply No. 1 (MP 0.6)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #5.

Public Delivery (MP 0.6)

M. L. Claster & Sons No. 1 (MP 0.8)

W. Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. No. 8 (MP 0.9)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #10.

West Virginia Pulp & Paper received or originated 6,467 cars during 1947. (Rails Northeast)

   

W. Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. No. 3 (MP 0.9)

W. Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. No. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9 (MP 1.0)

W. Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. No. 2 (MP 1.3)

Atlantic Refining Co. No. 3 (MP 1.3)

Reliance Mfg. Co. (MP 1.4)

F. D. Beyer & Co. (MP 1.4)

Shown on Sanborn map (1929) #16.

Public Delivery (MP 1.4)

Sterling Oil Co. (MP 1.5)

Sterling Oil Atlantic 1936 Sterling Oil in 1936.