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Featured Marker:
Switchback Railroad
Dedicated: Tuesday, May 25, 1971
County: Carbon
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.8438-75.80616

Location: SR 3012, 3 miles SW of Jim Thorpe

Marker Text: A gravity railroad was built along this mountain in 1827 to carry coal from the mines near Summit Hill to the Lehigh Canal at Mauch Chunk. A back-track and two planes were added in 1844 for the return trip by gravity. Railroad crossed the highway here.
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