Early American Civil Engineers, explorers, builders of Railroads and Equipment

John A. Haydon  significant contributor to early American railroading

Joseph S. Gitt  Civil Engineer, railroad builder

Leonard H. Eicholtz Railroad and Civil Engineer

Thomas Seabrook PRR Railroad Civil Engineer

Patrick H. Irwin Civil Engineer and surveyor for several eastern railroads, Mayor Westminster, MD

John M. Fessenden Railroad Civil Engineer

Charles H. Sharman Railroad Civil Engineer, Union Pacific, transcontinental railroad.

Calvin L. Fulton Railroad and Canal surveyor, civil engineer

Charles Edward Trail Early Frederick County, MD landowner, Businessman and politician

Henry Roe Campbell  Early American locomotive designer and builder, surveyor and civil engineer. 

List of Union Pacific Civil Engineers Transcontinental Railroad (1863-1869)

Railroad Bridges and Structures

Monocacy River Bridge and Viaduct Frederick County, MD

Little Pipe Creek Bridge and Viaduct Carroll County, MD

Tuscarora Creek Bridge Frederick County, MD


Mount Olivet Cemetery Frederick, MD


Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navigation company construction in 1793-1794 Photo

1976 ASCE DLW Tunkhannock plaque Photo

1990 NRHS DLW Tunkhannock plaque Photo

1916 ICC shot of Frederick MD Water Tower, East st Photo

ASCE NHCEL Pennsylvania- Kinzua Bridge ASCE plaque Photo

Engineers of U.P.R.R. at the laying Of the Last Rail Promontory Photo

1860 Haydon map of City of Nashville and Edgefield‚Äč Map

The Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Museum, Inc. (FPL) organization does a lot of research work. Some of the work we do is for other organizations to further their preservation projects and mission.

Some of the research is done just because we are curious and enjoy the process and discovery.

Many subjects we have researched have grown to become accurate history documentation. We've searched for a safe and secure place to archive this written and photographic material.

At this time, we believe Wikipedia provides the best way to preserve this work and have it available to the world.

Below are the links to the Wikipedia contributions we researched, wrote and documented. We strongly believe the history and information is accurate and back it up with thorough documentation in each Wiki article. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Enjoy!

Several new projects in the works now, check back for updates.

Pennsylvania RR water tank, Keymar, MD 1916