Monday, July 18, 2016

Greenville, PA Railroad Park - June 1, 2016

The Park was started in 1985 by a group of volunteers interested in preserving and promoting Greenville’s railroad history. The property was donated by Mr. Marc Rinella. 

The Bessemer Railroad donated the 1936 steam engine, an iron ore car and caboose #1985. Over the next few years a group of very dedicated volunteers built the museum building, the operator’s office/gift shop, the speeder shed, the maintenance shed and completely landscaped the grounds. Along the way another caboose was donated by the UP Railroad, a flat car came from Cooper Bessemer, and the W&LE caboose arrived from Norfolk Southern.

Engine 604- the last of its kind - was the largest steam switch engine ever built. CB&I - Mini CB&I Water Tower and Marker for the CB&I Greenville Plant located in Greenville from 1911 to 1984.

From my research there are not many railroad parks. There are many railroad museums including the Union Pacific in Omaha, Nebraska. It is always interesting exploring the railroad part of our history.

Coming up Kidd Mill Park a covered bridge near Greenville. 

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