Legio X wrote:The former U.S. Army Coastal Artillery Corps installation of Fort Miles lies within the Cape Henlopen State Park at the entrance to Delaware Bay. Fort Miles, and it's main batteries of 16" and 12" guns covered the approaches to the Bay out to a range of about 20 miles. Now, here is my question: Is the Delaware Coast Line Railway branch that serves Lewes and which ends just outside the entrance to Cape Henlopen State Park originally a line built to serve Fort Miles? Or was it already in existence? Is there any map of the trackage within Fort Miles that anyone knows of?
kuryakin wrote:OK, here's a question to everyone: What sort of motive power was used on the rail line inside the fort? Switchers? Diesel? Steam?
CarterB wrote:Legio X
Here's some of the sources:
http://www.historiclewes.org/histonline ... eline.html
http://www.geocities.com/delbayforts/Fo ... hotos1.htm
Also great historic topo maps of mostly NE USA at:
You can chose the state, area and size of the map/s you wish to view.
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