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April 19, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting Hall
1214 Horseshoe Pike
Downingtown, PA 19335
20200419 HC Spring Speaker
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Spring HC Speaker: Downingtown & Lancaster Railroad ***CANCELLED***

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Historically, the East Brandywine and Waynesburg Railroad Company first connected the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Main Line at Downingtown to Waynesburg (now Honey Brook), PA in November 1861. By December 1876, trackage extended west from Honey Brook to New Holland, PA. The railroad bordered East Brandywine until 1955. Come hear all about the D&L – nicknamed Dark & Lonely!

Mark W. Hoffman, a railroad enthusiast, photographer and historian from Leola, PA, will present an overview of the Downingtown and Lancaster Railroad. His digital presentation will review the 39-mile line’s history and route. In addition, he will cover current operations on remaining trackage in Lancaster County.