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  •  There was a magazine article... (3+ / 0-)

    in this month's "Trains" magazine, that discussed the logistics of getting all of the people in and out of Gettysburg for the reunion..

    •  That would be interesting (4+ / 0-)

      Gettysburg was a small place as far as railroading. (In the 2nd picture in the diary that little shack (still standing as of 2007 when I was there) on the far right was THE Western Maryland and Atlantic "station" in town. The brick, three arched one a block away was owned  by the Reading RR and they were NOT into sharing.)
          But for this event, for the vets and for the civilians visiting, there were 47 trains a day, from 6am to midnight!
           The crush was enormous. I did a little figuring from the 1910 census. For the week of the Encampment/Reunion Gettysburg became the 28th largest city in the US. Not bad starting from a base population of 4000!

      Shalom.

      "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

      by WineRev on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 03:27:44 PM PDT

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