Marianne Moore: Poetry

April 2, 2010

Transportation in the Cumberland Valley

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Cumberland Valley Rail Line

When Moore was growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, before automobiles were common, the rail line above was Moore’s gateway to Harrisburg, less than 20 miles away, and from there to Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr on the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was also the route to family in Hagerstown, Greencastle, and even to the dentist in Baltimore.

Carlisle Train Station, early 1930s

The station building was built in the 19th Century and was the one used by the Moores when they left home. It was on West Pitt Street, a few blocks from where the Moore family lived at 343 N. Hanover Street.

This postcard is from a series of images of Carlisle which will appear here from time to time.

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