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Historic Railroad Lecture at Old Economy Village

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments


Old Economy Village in Ambridge will have an historic railroad lecture in the Granary building (near 14th and Church Streets inside the Village) on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. David Aitken will talk on “The Little Saw Mill Run Railroad”.  Conceived by farmers and merchants, the Little Saw Mill Run Railroad was in large part financed and managed by the Harmony Society, a group of German Communist, Capitalist, and Celibate Christians.  The life and times of the railroad and the residents of the valleys will be looked at in this talk, which covers approximately from the mid-1840s to the mid-1950s.

David Aitken is a retired Railroad Yardmaster, researcher, volunteer and author. Forty years of interest resulted in David writing a book on this railroad.  Copies of his book “The Little Saw Mill Run Railroad” will be for sale and there will be a book signing.  This program is free of charge, but you must reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be provided.  To reserve seats or if you have any questions please contact David Miller at or (724) 266-4500 x 110.

Old Economy Village preserves and presents the life, thought, and material culture of the Harmony Society, a highly successful and entrepreneurial 19th century religious community.  Old Economy Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Friends of Old Economy Village which is a non-profit community-based organization. It is part of Ambridge’s Old Economy National Historic District and is among the region’s most important historic sites.


Old Economy Village

270 Sixteenth Street

Ambridge, PA 15003

Tel: (724) 266-4500    Fax:  (724) 266-3010

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