In 1853 a railway gauge war erupted in Erie that split the community and
its families. This lecture will explore what happened when a downtown Erie
bridge was cut in half and trackage was ripped up in Harborcreek Township,
helping to see that Erie's railroad connections to the nation were completed.
-Ken Springirth, B.S
*This lecture is held at our satellite location at the Corry Higher Educaiton Council at 221 N. Center Street
**Please contact the Corry Higher Educational Council at 814-664-9405 to register for this event
Ken Springirth is a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology (today Drexel University) with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a retired Harborcreek Township Supervisor. Ken is the author of 40 books on railroads and light rail systems, and over the last 60 years has been on a mission to document the region's amazing rail heritage. Expressing thanks for the hard work residents have contributed to make Harborcreek Township a great place to live in, Ken is grateful for the opportunity to provide the results of his research on the proposed Harborcreek Intermodal Rail Terminal.