Jan 18, 2009

Many Presidents Rode the Rails Through Cecil County

(WoCCP) - On this historic day when people all along the northeast corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. greeted the nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama, we look at a few other times when the nation’s leaders came through the county on the rails. It was a frequent occurrence in the era before air travel became common.
Riding Cecil’s First Railroad – The seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, rode Cecil’s first little railroad, the New Castle and Frenchtown during his administration (1829 – 1837). Continued

Photo: Norfolk Southern "CP Canal." Canon EOS 30D & EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens.