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Train Quiz — Did You Know?

By Staff | Sep 24, 2010

Editor’s Note: In the weeks approaching the 100th anniversary celebration of The Station at Shepherdstown, The Chronicle will present a train quiz, one question per week until the big day, Oct. 16. Read the quiz and learn more about our beloved train station, the site of many a wedding, concert and party.

rain Quiz Question No. 3

Question: Trains changed peoples’ lives. They meant progress, jobs and better, faster communication. In what year were tracks completed that connected New York City, Philadelphia and Shepherdstown?

Answer: 1880. For the first time, mail from those cities arrived the same day it was sent, and newspapers were delivered the same day they were printed

For more information about the Station at Shepherdstown, go to the Station’s website, newly redesigned to mark the 100th anniversary, at www.stationatshepherdstown.org. And don’t miss the family-friendly celebration of the Station’s 100th year, from noon to 6 p.m., Oct. 16.