Oct 26, 2010

U.S. recognizes actual railroad as Underground Railroad historic site

(Lancaster New Era) The national network of Underground Railroad sites has lacked an actual railroad — until now.
A portion of Amtrak's Keystone Corridor — stretching from Lancaster to Philadelphia — has just made the list.
The National Park Service announced Oct. 21 that the busy, 70-mile-long stretch of rail, formerly the Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, has been recognized for the role it played when slaves fleeing Southern slave states hid in specially designed boxcars en route to Philadelphia. Continued

Image: Abandoned railroad station along Keystone Corridor, Gap, PA (MDRails).