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The Library of Congress has a huge Online Catalog of Prints & Photographs. That’s where I found the photos of the Kline Racing Kars used in this post. The “Jimmy” is the Kline-Kar special-racer built in York and introduced in June 1912; it was named after its designer James A.

This York County section of G. F. Cram’s 1889 map shows 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  Likewise O. W. Gray’s 1876 map in my post on Monday showed 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  This post will pinpoint the locations of the 6 Railroad Stations noted on

The York County section of J. H. Colton’s 1859 map of Pennsylvania shows the earliest railroads in the county.  This post provides a short timeline history of these railroads and provides historical background for the Railcar Gold novel installments being posted every Thursday.  Last week the main character, a nine-year-old

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized to York County and although the bridge was never built,

The first YorksPast post occurred July 26th 2012; therefore with this 100th post, I’m averaging four and one-half posts per week.  An inventory of the general topics and locations that have been my subjects resulted in this 100-tile mosaic that breaks down these posts into seven general categories. A clickable

John D. Denney, Jr. showed me a copy of this map roughly six years ago.  The original from which his copy was made contained penciled routes; which I have approximated in white.  It named the locations: Peach Bottom, Delta, Apple Grove, Neff’s Summit, and Loganville; which I have likewise placed

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized to York County and although the bridge was never built,