Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company

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The Beaver Meadow Railroad & Coal Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on April 7, 1830. It purchased a tract of anthracite coal land in Northampton (now Carbon) County, and between 1834 and 1836 it constructed a twenty-six mile railroad from these mines to the Lehigh Canal at Parryville. In the late 1830s, the road was to be a link in a through route from New York and Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and Erie being promoted by Nicholas and Edward R. Biddle. The flood of 1841 destroyed much of the line, and the six miles below East Mauch Chunk were not replaced. Completion of the Lehigh Valley Railroad to East Mauch Chunk in 1855 gave the company a direct rail outlet to tidewater. It was merged into the Lehigh Valley Railroad on July 8, 1864.

From the description of Records, 1833-1863. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122333703

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referencedIn Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Canal Dept. Engineering drawings, 1826-1929 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Records, 1847-1971. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Bager, Henry. 19th and 20th century Philadelphia business records, 1810-1919. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company. Records, 1833-1863. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Bank of the United States (Pennsylvania : 1836-1841). corporateBody
associatedWith H. H. Barker & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingham, Samuel D. 1779-1860. person
associatedWith Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Canal Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Levis, Hosea J. person
associatedWith Macalester, Charles, 1798-1873. person
associatedWith Morris Canal and Banking Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Schuylkill Bank (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Wharton, Francis R. 1788-1862. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Carbon County (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
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Coal mines and mining
Railroads
Anthracite coal industry
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Active 1833

Active 1863

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