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October 17, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meeting Hall
1214 Horseshoe Pike
Downingtown, PA 19335
20211017 HC Fall 2
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HC Speakers Series: Downingtown & Lancaster Railroad

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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 the remaining trackage in Lancaster County.

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