The Montour Iron Company formed the pattern for the
industrial life of Danville for more than one hundred years.
At one time it employed two thousand workers, had more than
two thousand acres of land, and owned more than three
hundred dwellings for its workmen and their families. It
was at the Montour Iron Works that the first ""T"" rail,
which permitted railroads to operate more safely with
greater weight and speed, was produced.
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