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Lumbering locomotive on the rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, circa 1930-1945

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Alternate title:Narrow gauge lumbering locomotive on the rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon in the gay ninety days, the year 1893
Summary:Lumbering locomotive on the rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, circa 1930-1945. Caption reads: "The picture you see on this card was taken in 1893 from the present Rim Lookout on the west side of the canyon about 1/4 mile north of the present entrance to Colton State Park. At that time the mountains, through which the Canyon runs, were interlaced with switchback narrow gauge railroads operated by the lumbering firms taking out the virgin pine in this region. Old No. 3 locomotive, famous in Tioga County lumbering history, is shown at the right of the picture on the rim, ready to haul another trainload of logs from the forest. At the bottom of the Canyon, to the left, can be seen the single track railroad line, even then running the length of the Canyon. Harrison State Park is the first sharp point or defile on the top of the mountain, across the Canyon, to the left side of the picture as you look at this view. Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival at Wellsboro, Pa, in June of every year." Postcard number: 81274.
Provider:Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Boston
Temporal subject: 1891-1900
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Tioga County
Topical subjects:Railroad trains
Lumber industry
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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