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Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line

Duncannon is one of many towns along the Middle Division main line where the railroad originally went through town. As the town grew, it impeded the railroad. The railroad bypassed the town to avoid grade crossings, etc.

 

1911 Sanborn Maps

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VIEW Tower

1919 JO VIEW JO (VIEW) tower in 1919. VIEW DUNCANNON PA PAPER ON TELEPHONE SYSTEM INTERIOR OF TOWER 1914
VIEW Unknown date, but still wearing wood, but without the bay window.  
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bregler view1 Penn Central era, now wearing insulbrick siding. bregler view3

 

Sherman's Creek Bridge

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Public Dely. (MP 14.7)

Passenger and Freight Station (MP 14.8)

The building was commissioned in 1900 and completed in 1902. Blue Ridge Communications, a cable company, purchased the building in 2005. After totally remodeling the building and trying to keep it as original as possible, but still making it functional, the building had a grand re-opening in 2009.

originalDuncanonstationOriginal depot on the old line through town.  DuncanonDepot 11Depot on the new line bypassing town.
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Public Delivery (MP 15.1)

Standard Novelty Works (MP 15.5)

The Standard Novelty Works was the manufacturer of the Lightning Glider brand of sleds.

  oldseldworksThe building survives today as The Old Sled Works antique mall.