Corporate Genealogy
The Pennsylvania Railroad

DEVELOPMENT OF FIXED PHYSICAL PROPERTY

The owned mileage of the Pennsylvania Railroad was acquired as follows:

By construction 616.850
By purchase and merger 2,339.680
TOTAL 2,956.530
Less 47.410
Net total 2,909.120
Difference between recorded mileage and mileage inventoried 6.554
Mileage inventoried as of date of valuation 2,902.566
Acquired by construction:
      Harrisburg to Marysville, Pa., 1847-1849 7.20
Marysville to Altoona, Pa., 1847-1850 123.35
Altoona to Pittsburgh, Pa., 1849-1852 113.02
Altoona to New Portage Junction, Pa., 1850 6.31
Blairsville Intersection to Blairsville, Pa., 1850-1851 2.80
Blairsville to Indiana, Pa., 1853-1856 16.04
Dock Street to Gray's Ferry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1860-1862 7.68
Hamburg to Girard Point, Pa., 1863 1.65
Steubenville Extension, at Pittsburgh, Pa., commenced in 1864-1865, date of completion not obtained 1.18
Gallitzen to New Portage Junction, Pa., 1 mile in 1868, 3 miles in 1882, and the remainder in 1903 14.92
Hollidaysburg to Henrietta, Pa., 1871 19.40
Martinsburg Junction to Martinsburg, Pa., 1871 0.77
New Portage Junction to Williamsburg, Pa., 1873 14.95
Roaring Springs to Ore Hill, Pa., 1873 2.99
Ganister to Oreminea, Pa., 1874 8.16
South Columbia branch, near Columbia, Pa., 1875 0.51
Port Perry branch, near Turtle Creek, Pa., 1876-1877 0.69
Port Perry branch, near Thomson, Pa., 1877 1.33
West Philadelphia to Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Pa., 1879-1881 1.00
West Chester branch, near Frazer, Pa., 1879-1880 1.60
West Philadelphia to Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., 1880 1.92
Rockville branch, near Rockville, Pa., 1882 2.67
Fifty-second Street to Monticello Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 1883 0.14
Swanson Street branch, at Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-1884 1.27
Lancaster, Pa. Cut-off, 1883 2.56
Alexandria branch, near Beatty to near Andrico, Pa., 6.54 miles in 1884, 3.57 miles in 1900, and 3 miles in 1909 13.11
Manor, Pa., branch, 1885 4.82
Lilly, Pa., branch, 0.77 mile in 1887, 1.36 miles in 1892 2.13
Bens Creek branch, near New Portage, Pa., 0.75 mile in 1887, 0.79 mile in 1889, 2.33 miles in 1906, and 0.56 mile in 1907 4.43
Williamsburg to Mount Etna, Pa., 1888 and 1892 6.00
Bucks County Line to Glen Loch, Pa., 1889-1892 30.11
Martin branch, near New Portage, Pa., [1] extended 0.50 mile in 1889, and 0.50 mile in 1892 1.00
Bull Run branch, near Jeannette, Pa., 1890 and 1899 0.74
Bush Creek branch, [2] near Jeannette, Pa., 1891 0.51
Tearing Run branch, near Graceton, Pa. 1892 0.84
Sonman branch, near New Portage, Pa., [1] 1893, extend 1904 0.86
Yellow Creek branch, near Homer City, Pa., 0.53 mile in 1893, 3.03 miles in 1915, and 2.19 miles in 1916 5.75
Conemaugh to Johnstown, Pa., 1896 1.60
Trafford to East Pittsburgh, Pa., 1896 5.50
Clover Creek Junction to Calcite, Pa., 1897 2.84
Schuylkill River branch extension, at Philadelphia, Pa., 1900 1.41
Canoe Creek branch, near Canoe Creek, Pa., 1900 2.62
Crissman branch, near Canoe Creek, Pa., 1900 1.25
Clapper branch, near Altoona, Pa., 1900 0.76
Petersburg to Mount Etna, Pa., 1901 11.50
Bradenville, Pa., branch, 3.12 miles in 1902, 1.23 miles in 1903, and 0.48 mile in 1904 4.83
West Philadelphia, Pa., elevated branch, Thirty-fourth Street to South Street, 1904 2.32
Thorndale to Glen Loch, Pa., 1904-1906 10.46
Enola branch, near Marysville, Pa., 1904 1.95
Brilliant, Pa., branch, 1904 2.40
Brilliant branch, near Aspinwall, Pa., 1904 1.54
Brilliant branch, near Nadine, Pa., 1904 0.80
Shook's Mills [12] to Parkesburg, Pa., 1905-1906 44.90
Beaver branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., extended in 1905 0.72
Turtle Creek branch, near Trafford, Pa., extended 1905, 1910, 1915, 1917 3.82
West Brownsville to Denbo, Pa., 1905-1907 4.20
Peters Creek branch, near Peters Creek, Pa., extended in 1905 0.14
West Nanticoke branch, near Nanticoke, Pa., extended in 1905 and 1907 1.66
South Fork branch, South Fork to near Summerhill, Pa., 1906 1.99
Duquesne Way elevated branch, at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1906 0.74
Apollo branch, near West Apollo, Pa., extended in 1906 and 1916 1.46
Axle Works branch, near Hays, Pa., 1906 0.60
Windber branch, near Windber, Pa., extended 1907-1908 2.87
Whitehall branch, near Pittsburgh, Pa., extended 1907 0.20
Grindstone, Pa., branch, 1907 2.59
Ten Mile Run branch, near Millsboro, Pa., 1907 and 1914 1.43
Tangascootac branch, near Queen's Run, Pa., extended in 1907 0.33
Morea, Pa., branch, extended 1907 0.31
Court Street branch, at Reading, Pa., extended 1908 0.12
Yukon branch, near Hunker to Cowansburg, Pa., 4.52 miles in 1908, 1.37 miles in 1909, 0.46 mile in 1910, and 5.3 miles in 1913-1914 11.65
Elm Street to Holland Street, Erie, Pa., 1908 1.80
Newberry branch, at Newberry, Pa., 1908 0.90
Ellsworth branch, near Ellsworth, Pa., 1908 8.72
Hunter Run branch, near Mibell, Pa., 1909 2.01
Jackvale branch, near New Alexandria, Pa., 1910 1.92
Whyel branch, near Yukon, Pa., 1910 0.89
Indian Run branch, near Parnassus, Pa., extended 1912 0.75
Mount Eagle to Howard, Pa., 1913 5.00
Hillman, Pa., branch, extended 1913 1.43
Sugar Camp branch, near Snow Shoe, Pa., extended 1914-1915 3.87
Ednie branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., extended in 1914 1.44
Graham branch No. 2, near Graham, Pa., 1914 0.91
Shade Creek branch near Scalp Level, Pa., extended in 1914 8.75
Leechburg North Side branch, near Leechburg, Pa., extended 1914 1.50
Gilberton branch, near Gilberton, Pa., 1914-1915 1.72
Big Sandy branch, near Snow Shoe, Pa., 1915 2.41
Glen Campbell branch, near Glen Campbell, Pa., extended 1915 0.16
Reitz branch, near Cairnbrook, Pa., 1915 1.09
Steelton Canal branch, Harrisburg to Steelton, Pa., 1916 0.94
Rexis branch, near Vintondale, Pa., 1916 0.32
Pucketa branch, near Parnassus, Pa., 1916-1917 1.50
Oliphant branch, near Fairchance, Pa., 1917 1.03
Essler branch, near Saunders, Pa., 1917 2.67
Canal branch, near Williamsport, Pa., 1917 0.58
Connection from near Thirty-fourth Street to Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., date of construction not obtained 0.73
Summerhill branch, near South Fork to near Summerhill, Pa., date of construction not obtained 1.99
New Florence branch, near New Florence, Pa., date of construction not obtained 4.30
Jeanette [3] branch, near Jeanette, Pa., date of construction not obtained 1.29
Connection to Morris Junction, Pa., date of construction not obtained   0.31 616.85
Acquired by purchase and merger:
From the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, July 31, 1857--
      Philadelphia to Columbia, Pa., 1828-1834 76.59
Hollidaysburg to Johnstown, Pa. 37.00
Woodbine Avenue to West Philadelphia, Pa.   4.27 117.86
The above described property formed a part of the so-called Main Line of Public Works; particulars with respect to construction not obtained.
From the Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad Company, Feb. 2, 1867, constructed by that company, Tyrone to Vail, Pa., 1856-1862 3.25
From the Wrightsville, York and Gettysburg Railroad Company, June 21, 1870, constructed partly by The Wrightsville and York Railroad Company and completed by The Wrightsville, York and Gettysburg Railroad Company, Wrightsville to York, Pa., 1836-1840 12.90
From the Columbia Bridge Company, July 1, 1871, constructed by the president, managers and company, for erecting a bridge over the Susquehanna River, in the county of Lancaster, at or near the town of Columbia in 1812-1814, rebuilt in 1834 by The Columbia Bridge Company, destroyed in 1863 and rebuilt between 1864 and 1869 by the Columbia Bridge Company, Wrightsville to Columbia, Pa. 1.11
From the Schuylkill and Juniata Railroad Company, Apr. 1. 1902--
Constructed partly by the North and West Branch Railroad Company and completed by The North and West Branch Railway Company, Catawissa Junction to Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1880-1882 43.13
Constructed by the North and West Branch Railway Company, Nanticoke to Glen Lyon, Pa., 1884 4.69
Acquired by The North and West Branch Railway Company from the Susquehanna Coal Company, Mar. 11, 1889, Nanticoke to West Nanticoke, Pa. 0.61
Constructed by the Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad Company (Middle Creek Railroad Company), Selinsgrove to Lewistown, Pa., 1867-1871 43.45
Constructed by the Mifflin and Centre County Railroad Company--
      Lewiston Junction [4] to Reedsville, Pa., 1863-1865 7.02
Reedsville to Milroy, Pa., 1863-1868 5.41
Constructed by the Nescopec Railroad Company, Rock Glen Junction to Nescopec, Pa., 1886-1887 11.96
Constructed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1886)--
Frackville to Shenandoah, Pa., 1887 4.97
Morea branch, near Morea, Pa., 1888 1.00
Manayunk to Pencoyd, Pa., 1890-1891 1.28
Pottsville to Primrose, Pa., 1892 7.49
Spring City to Royersford, Pa., 1892-1893 0.94
Constructed partly by the Girardville Railroad Company and completed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1886), Girardville branch near Shenandoah, Pa., 1892-1893 2.54
Constructed partly by The Reading and Pottsville Railroad Company and completed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1885)--
Reading to Hamburg, Pa., 1884-1885 18.39
Hamburg to Pottsville, Pa., 1884-1886 18.01
Constructed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1883), Court Street branch at Reading, Pa., 1885 0.98
Constructed partly by the Phoenixville and West Chester Railroad Company and completed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1883), Phoenixville to Frazer, Pa., 1882-1883 10.65
Constructed partly by the Philadelphia, Norristown and Phoenixville Railroad Company and partly by the Phoenixville, Pottstown and Reading Railroad Company and completed by The Pennsylvania Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company (of 1883), West Philadelphia to Reading, Pa., 1882-1884 54.10
Constructed by The Pottsville and Mahanoy Railroad Company, Pottsville to New Boston, Pa., 1885-1886 10.80
Constructed by the Danville, Hazleton and Wilkesbarre Railroad Company (Wilkesbarre and Pittston Railroad Company), Sunbury to Tomhicken, Pa.,1867-1871  43.44 290.87
From The Trenton Cut-off Railroad Company, Apr. 1, 1902, constructed by that company, Morrisville, Pa., to the Bucks County (Pa.) line, 1890-1891 15.02
From the West Chester Rail-Road Company, Apr. 1, 1903, constructed by that company--
Malvern to West Chester, Pa., 1831-1832 9.00
Branch line in Great Valley, Pa., 1834   1.38
10.38
Less abandonments--
Portion of road between Malvern and West Chester, Pa., 1880 3.78
Branch line in Great Valley, Pa., 1845   1.38
  5.16 5.22
From the Western Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Apr. 1, 1903:
Constructed by that company--
Fairbanks Junction, Pa., to terminus, 1865 2.66
Leechburg branch, near Leechburg, Pa., 1863-1866 2.57
Butler Junction to Allegheny City, Pa., 1863-1866 27.34
Butler Junction to Butler, Pa., 1869-1871 21.00
Blairsville to Bolivar, Pa., 1881-1883 11.97
Blairsville, Pa., to terminus, 1.23 miles in 1892 and 0.27 mile in 1899 1.50
Black Legs Creek branch, near Saltsburg, Pa., 1894 0.77
Apollo branch, near Apollo Junction, Pa., 1886-1891 1.98
Schenley branch, near Leechburg, Pa., 2.39 miles in 1890 and 2.43 miles in 1899 5.05
Winfield Junction, Pa., to terminus, 1899-1902 9.16
Baileys Run branch, near Creighton, Pa., 1896 0.30
Constructed partly by the North Western Railroad Company, 1854-1857 and completed by the Western Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Blairsville to Freeport, Pa., 1863-1865 36.00
Acquired by that company from the Avonmore Land and Improvement Company, Dec. 18, 1893, Avonmore branch, near Salina, Pa. 2.11
Increase in mileage, particulars not obtained   1.70
140.64
Less abandonment, Fairbanks Junction, Pa., to terminus, 1900   2.66 137.98
From the Downingtown and Lancaster Railroad Company, Apr. 1, 1903--
Constructed by that company, New Holland to Conestoga, Pa., 1889-1890 9.81
Constructed by the East Brandywine and Waynesburg Railroad Company (East Brandywine Railroad Company)--
Downingtown to Waynesburg, Pa., 1860-1861 18.10
Waynesburg to New Holland, Pa., 1872-1876  10.01
37.92
Less decrease in mileage, particulars not obtained   0.34 37.58
From The River Front Rail Road Company, Apr. 1, 1903, constructed by that company at Philadelphia, Pa.--
Lehigh Avenue to Dock Street, 1881-1882 3.62
Canal Street to Laurel Street, 1885 0.24
Cedar Street to Norris Street, 1886   0.76
  4.62
Less mileage of tracks owned jointly with the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company--
Cumberland Street to Callowhill Street 1.71
Along York Street 0.67
Canal Street to Laurel Street   0.24
  2.62 2.00
From The Turtle Creek Valley Railroad Company, Apr. 1, 1903, constructed by that company--
Stewart to Murraysville, Pa., 1887-1891 6.24
Murraysville to near Export, Pa., 1890-1892 4.62
Saunders to Elkins, Pa., 1892-1893  3.87 14.73
From the South Fork Railroad Company (of 1902), Apr. 1, 1903:
Constructed by that company--
Near Llanfair, Pa., extension 1902 1.28
Branch to Eureka Mine No. 30, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1901-1902 6.80
South Fork to Llanfair, Pa., 1891-1892 8.12
Lovell [5] to Lloydell, Pa., 1896-1898 4.05
Constructed by the Scalp Level Railroad Company--
Lovett to Scalp Level, Pa., 1897 10.36
Scalp Level to Ashtola, Pa., 1898 6.21
Paint Creek branch, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1898 1.64
Eureka branch No. 31, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1897 0.74
Eureka branch No. 32, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1898 0.78
Eureka branch No. 34, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1898 0.35
Eureka branch No. 35, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1898 0.76
Eureka branch No. 36, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1899 1.00
Eureka branch No. 37, near Scalp Level, Pa., 1900 1.45
Curry Mills branch, near Windber, Pa., 1899  1.40 44.94
From the Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston Railway Company, Apr. 1, 1905--
Constructed by that company--
Peters Creek branch, near Peters Creek, Pa., extended 1.35 mile in 1895, 2.33 miles in 1901, 0.42 mile in 1902, and 2.33 miles in 1903 6.60
Keister branch, near Waltersburg, Pa., 1899-1900 1.40
Streets Run branch, near Hays, Pa., extended 1902 1.00
Constructed by the Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston Railway Company (Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston Railway Company)--
Pittsburgh, South Side, to Monongahela City, Pa., 1871-1873 30.00
Monongahela City to West Brownsville, Pa., 1879-1881 23.23
Brownsville branch, near Brownsville, Pa., 1883 1.00
Peters Creek branch, near Peters Creek, Pa., 1893-1894 1.23
Constructed partly by The Brownsville Railway Company and The Brownsville Rail Way Company and completed by The Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston Railway Company, West Brownsville Junction to Redstone Junction, Pa., 1881-1882 16.56
Constructed by The Pittsburgh and Whitehall Rail Road Company, Whitehall branch at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1886 1.73
Acquired by the Monongahela River and Streets Run Rail Road Company from Richard Coulter, Jan. 29, 1892, and extended in 1892, Streets Run branch, near Hays, Pa. 1.40
Constructed by The McKeesport and Bessemer Rail Road Company, McKeesport, Pa., branch, 1890-1891 1.52
Constructed by the Monongahela and Washington Railroad Company--
Monongahela City to Ellsworth, Pa., 1899-1900 11.06
Cokeburg branch, near Ellsworth, Pa., 1901-1902   3.54
100.27
Less decrease in mileage, particulars not obtained   1.65 98.62
From the South-West Pennsylvania Railway Company, Mar. 31, 1906--
Constructed by that company--
Greensburg to Connellsville, Pa., 1872-1873 24.30
Connellsville to Uniontown, Pa., 1874-1876 13.00
Constructed partly by the Uniontown and West Virginia Railroad Company and completed by the South-West Pennsylvania Railway Company--
Uniontown to Oliphant, Pa., 1876-1877 4.60
Oliphant to Fairchance, Pa., 1880 2.20
Scottdale, Pa., branch, 1880 1.87
Schoonmaker branch, near Moorewood, Pa., [6] 1880 0.46
Morrell branch, near Dunbar, Pa, 1880 1.18
Morewood branch, near Emma, Pa., 1.25 miles in 1881 and 0.48 mile in 1898 1.73
Texas branch, near Scottdale, Pa., 3.01 miles im 1881, 0.50 mile in 1882 and 1.24 miles in 1885 4.98
Opossum Run branch, near Connellsville, Pa., 3.85 miles in 1881, 2.02 miles in 1888 5.87
Sewickley branch, near Youngwood, Pa., 6.90 miles in 1881-1882, 0.23 mile in 1886, and 0.74 mile in 1892 7.87
Boyer Run branch, near Weaver's Old Stand, Pa., 1.82 miles in 1882 and 0.89 mile in 1903 2.71
Brinker Run branch, near Brinkerton, Pa., 1882 2.10
Stonerville branch, near Alverton, Pa., 1882 1.51
Everson and Broad Ford branch, near Everson, Pa., 1882 1.92
Vance's Mill, Pa., branch, 1882 2.91
Fairchance branch, near Oliphant, Pa., 1882-1883 1.71
Mahoning branch, near Dunbar, Pa., 0.86 mile in 1884 and 0.26 mile in 1899 1.12
Radebaugh branch, near County Home Junction, Pa., 1887-1889 3.95
Tarr branch, near Tarr, Pa., 1886 0.65
Dunbar, Pa., branch, 1888-1889 1.00
Unity branch, near Latrobe, Pa., 1889 3.88
Lippincott, Pa., branch, 1889-1890 1.49
Whitney branch, near Palmer's, Pa., 1889 1.75
Hempfield branch, County Home Junction to Cowansburg, Pa., 7.70 miles in 1889, 0.94 mile in 1893, 0.50 mile in 1894, and 2.50 miles in 1900-1901 11.64
Coal Lick Run branch, near Uniontown, Pa., 1.34 miles in 1889 and 6.73 miles in 1899-1900 8.07
Hunker, Pa., branch 1890 1.21
Westmoreland branch, near Hunker, Pa., 1892 0.46
Bute Run branch, near Vance's Mill, Pa., 1.16 miles in 1894, 0.17 mile in 1899, and 1.49 miles 1905 2.81
Between Oliphant and Fairchance, Pa., extended 1894 0.29
Andrews Run branch, near Hermie [7], Pa., 1900 1.72
Rainey Junction, Pa., branch, 1900 2.44
Shamrock branch, near Buffington, Pa., 1900 1.39
Wynn branch, near Fairchance, Pa., 1887 0.26
Bessemer branch, near Trauger, Pa., 1899 1.65
Ruffdale [8] branch, near Ruffdale, Pa., 1900 1.24
Acquired by that company from J. W. Moore, June 1, 1886, Mammoth branch, near Shroup, Pa. 2.37
Acquired by that company from A. O. Overholt, June 28, 1879, Overton branch 1.16
Acquired by that company from C. P. Markle, May 17, 1878, June Bug branch, near Emma, Pa. 1.20
Increase in mileage for which the particulars were not obtained    0.40
133.07
Less abandonments--
Dunbar, Pa., branch, 1890 0.62
Overton branch, 1902 1.16
Morrell branch, near Dunbar, Pa., 1904   0.37
  2.15 130.92
From the York Haven and Rowenna Railroad Company, Mar. 21, 1906, constructed by that company, Shock's Mills to Wago Junction, Pa., 1903-1905 5.64
From the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Company (The Sunbury and Erie Railroad Company), May 1, 1907
Constructed by that company--
Sunbury to Whetham, Pa., 1852-1859 81.00
Erie to Warren, Pa., 1859 66.00
Whetham to Warren, Pa., 1862-1864 140.56
Newberry to Williamsport, Pa., 1864-1866 1.93
Allen's station to Nisbet, Pa., 1871-1873 7.39
Canal branch, at Williamsport, Pa., 1890-1892 4.59
Portion of road between Queen's Run Station and North Fork Junction, Pa., 0.34 mile in 1896 and 3.25 miles in 1900 3.59
Acquired by that company from Beacher and Bullock Lumber Company in 1902, a portion of the road between Queen's Run and North Fork Junction, Pa.   2.22 307.28
From the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad Company, (The Bald Eagle Valley Railroad Company and Bald Eagle Valley Railroad Company), Mar. 31, 1908--
Constructed by that company--
Partly constructed by the Tyrone and Lock Haven Railroad Company and completed by the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad Company--
      Vail to Snow Shoe Intersection, Pa., 1863 26.40
Milesburg to Howard, Pa., 1864 9.00
Howard to Lock Haven, Pa., 1865 14.40
Sugar Camp branch, near Snow Shoe, Pa., 1890 4.75
Grauer branch, near Snow Shoe, Pa., 1890 2.04
Fountain branch, near Fountain, Pa., 1903 1.32
Constructed by the Tyrone and Lock Haven Railroad Company--
Snow Shoe Intersection to Milesburg, Pa., 1859 1.37
Milesburg to Bellefonte, Pa., 1859 2.81
Constructed by the Bellefonte and Snowshoe Railroad Company (Allegheny and Bald Eagle Railroad, Coal, and Iron Company), Snow Shoe Intersection to Snow Shoe, Pa., 1858-1859 20.26
Constructed by the Moshannon Railroad Company, Moshannon to Snow Shoe, Pa., 1861 2.00
Constructed by the Bellefonte, Nittany and Lemont Railroad Company, Bellefonte to near Lemont, Pa., 1883-1885   9.42 93.77
From the Junction Railroad Company, Mar. 31, 1908, constructed by that company--
Belmont to Thirty-fifth Street, at Philadelphia, Pa., 1863 1.29
Market Street Tunnel to Gray's Ferry, at Philadelphia, Pa., 1868-1866   1.66 2.95
From the South West Connecting Railway Company, Mar. 31, 1908, constructed by that company, Marquerite [9] to near United Station, Pa., 1897 1.76
From the Allegheny Valley Railway Company, Apr. 7, 1910--
Constructed by that company--
Indian Run branch, near New Kensington, Pa., 1900 1.20
Brookville branch, at Brookville, Pa., 1895 1.39
Acquired by that company from the Penfield Coal Company May 25, 1908, Penfield branch, near Penfield, Pa. 1.09
Constructed by the Allegheny Valley Railroad Company--
Pittsburgh to Kittanning, Pa., 1853-1856 44.00
Kittanning to Mahoning, Pa., 1863-1866 10.00
Mahoning to Venango City, Pa., 1866-1868 78.00
Venango City to Oil City, Pa., 1870 0.50
Red Bank to Driftwood, Pa., 1871-1874 100.96
Plum Creek branch, near Verona, Pa., 1872 7.53
Lawsonham to Sligo, Pa., 1874  10.55
264.22
Decrease in mileage, particulars not obtained   0.52 263.70
From the Ridgeway[13] and Clearfield Railroad Company, Mar. 31, 1911; constructed by that company, Ridgeway[13] to Falls Creek, Pa., 1882-1885 27.08
From the Cambria and Clearfield Railway Company, Mar. 31, 1913--
Constructed by that company--
Partly constructed by the Ebensburg and Black Lick Railroad Company and completed by the Cambria and Clearfield Railway Company, Dilltown to Black Lick, Pa., 1902-1904 13.10
Coal Pit Run branch, near Twin Rocks, Pa., 1905 0.99
Coal Run branch, near Coal Run, Pa., extended 1907 1.15
Bear Run branch, near Sidney, Pa., 1911-1912 3.51
Hillman, Pa., branch, 1907-1908 5.73
Patton, Pa., branch, extended 1903 and 1907 0.49
Burley branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1911 1.51
Acquired by that company from private parties--
From J. S. Mountz and Company, Nov. 17, 1906, Jamesville branch, near Smoke Run, Pa. 2.60
From G. L. Whitehead Coal Company and Osceola Coal and Coke Company, May, 27, 1905, Dec. 8, 1905, and June 19, 1907, Trout Run branch, near Osceola Mills, Pa. 2.15
Constructed by the Pennsylvania & North Western Railroad Company (Bell's Gap Rail Road Company)--
Lloydville to Figart, Pa., 1879-1880 3.40
Figart to Coalport, Pa., 1883 10.20
Coalport to Irvona, Pa., 1884 2.30
Stroud branch, near Figart, Pa., about 1861 and extended in 1895 2.17
Fallen Timber branch, near Glasgow, Pa., about 1897 0.93
Elk Run branch, near Punxsutawney, Pa., about 1895 5.57
Horatio to Fordham, Pa., 1891 3.28
Constructed by the Bell's Gap Railroad Company, Bellwood to Lloydville, Pa., 1872-1873 8.20
Constructed by The Clearfield and Jefferson Railway Company--
Horatio to Irvona, Pa., 1886-1888 36.80
Irvona to Bratton's Mills, Pa., 1887 3.86
Constructed by the Millersburg Railroad Company , Anita branch, near Anita, Pa., 1899-1900 1.40
Constructed by the Cambria and Clearfield Railroad Company (of 1891)--
Constructed partly by the Cambria and Clearfield Railroad Company (of 1887) and completed by the Cambria and Clearfield Railroad Company (of 1891), Ebensburg Junction to Garway, Pa., 1891-1892 19.90
La Jose Junction to McGees Mills, Pa., 1891-1893 5.90
Glen Campbell Junction to Hoover's Mills, Pa., 1899 1.24
Bradley Junction to Cherry Tree, Pa., 1892-1893 17.61
Luther branch, near Bakerton, Pa., 1892 0.63
Lantzy branch, near Spangler, Pa., 1892 0.55
Walnut Run branch, near Barnesboro, Pa., 1892 2.25
Sterling branch, near Spangler, Pa., 1893 1.86
Whitehead branch, 1891-1892 0.71
Porter Run branch, near Barnesboro, Pa., 1893 and extended about 1900 1.68
Gardner Run branch, near Barnesboro, Pa., 1893 1.23
Patton branch, No. 1, near Patton, Pa., 1893 1.24
Patton branch, No. 2, near Patton, Pa., 1893 2.16
Patton branch, No. 3, near Patton, Pa., 1893-1901 3.00
Patton branch, No. 4, near Patton, Pa., 1893 0.46
Moss Creek branch, near Garman, Pa., 1902 2.10
Suter branch, near Glen Campbell, Pa., about 1892 0.37
Hoover's Mill branch, near Glen Campbell, Pa., 1899 0.34
Brady's Run branch, near Glen Campbell, Pa., 1899 0.78
Burnside branch, near Cush Creek Junction, Pa., 1900 1.55
Cresson to Ebensburg Junction, Pa., 1859-1862 6.20
Ebensburg Junction to Ebensburg, Pa., 1859-1862 4.80
Constructed by the Cambria and Clearfield Railroad Company (of 1887)--
La Jose to Garway, Pa., 1887-1888 9.45
St. Lu branch, near St. Lu, Pa., 1887-1888 0.43
King's Run branch, near Welshdale, Pa., 1887-1888 1.52
Hastings branch, near Garway, Pa., 1888-1890 6.36
McGee's Junction to Glen Campbell Junction, Pa., 1890 7.78
McCoy's Run branch, near Glen Campbell Junction, Pa., 1890 2.13
Glen Campbell branch, near Glen Campbell Junction, Pa., 1889-1890 1.42
Constructed by the Cresson and Irvona Railroad Company, Beaver Dam branch, near Flinton, Pa., 1896 0.85
Constructed by The Cresson & Clearfield County & New York Short Route Railroad Company--
Cresson to Irvona, Pa., 1884-1886 26.67
Stevens branch, near Condron, Pa. 1890 1.52
Hegarty branch, near Coalport, Pa., 1890 0.50
Constructed by the Ebensburg and Black Lick Railroad Company--
Ebensburg to near Vintondale, Pa., 1893-1895 13.15
Dilltown to near Vintondale, Pa., 1900-1901 5.78
Coal Pit Run branch, near Twin Rocks, Pa., 1894 and extended in 1903 1.55
Shuman branch, near Vintondale, Pa., 1894 0.85
Constructed by The Tyrone and Clearfield Railway Company--
Philipsburg to Clearfield, Pa., 1867-1869 17.48
Clearfield to Curwensville, Pa., 1874 6.50
Curwensville toward Grampian, Pa., 1889 3.10
Grampian toward Curwensville, Pa., 1892 2.30
Osceola branch, near Oscela Mills, Pa., 1894-1895 0.78
Moshannon branch, near Osceola Mills, Pa., extended 1869, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1884, and 1887 1.61
Big Run branch, near Osceola Mills, Pa., 1890 2.43
Moshannon and Clearfield branch; near Coal Run Junction, Pa., extended in 1887 and 1893 1.61
Beaver branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1886 0.83
Barnes branch, near Barnes Junction, Pa., 1889 0.74
Ednie branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1890 0.34
Forsyth branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1890-1891 0.39
Coal Run branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1882 and extended in 1883, 1885, 1899, and 1902 6.72
Morgan Run branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1884 4.05
Goss Run branch, No. 1, near Brisbin, Pa., about 1873 1.91
Goss Run branch, No. 2, near Brisbin, Pa., 1875 1.56
Goss Run branch, No. 3, near Brisbin, Pa., 1881-1882 1.26
Houtzdale branch, near Houtzdale, Pa., 1883 0.74
Amesville branch, No. 1, near West Moshannon, Pa., 1887 2.39
Amesville branch, No. 2, near West Moshannon, Pa., 1888 2.08
Amesville branch, No. 3, near West Moshannon, Pa., 1892 2.39
Kendrick branch, near Kendrick, Pa., 1890 0.70
Madera branch, near McCartney, Pa., 1886-1887 8.44
Little Muddy Run branch, near Smoke Run, Pa., 1900-1901 3.08
Muddy Run branch, near Smoke Run, Pa., 1890-1891 and extended in 1895 3.35
Smoke Run, Pa., branch, 1894 0.99
Banian branch, near Banian Junction, Pa., 0.47 mile in 1886 and 2.16 miles in 1890 2.66
Betz branch, near Madera, Pa., 1900-1901 1.70
Pine Run Extension, near Pine Run Junction, 1891-1893 4.90
Beelah branch, near Ramey, Pa., 1886 0.54
Mapleton branch No. 1, 2.21 miles in 1870 and 0.99 mile in 1884-1885 3.20
Mapleton branch No. 2, near Boyntown, Pa., 1882 2.24
Mapleton branch No. 3, near Boyntown, Pa., 1891 0.92
Graham, Pa., branch, 1892-1893 1.58
Liveright branch, near Leonard, Pa., 1892 0.97
Pennville branch, near Grampian, Pa., 1892 1.62
Philipsburg, Pa., branch extension 1870 0.88
Constructed by the Philipsburg Coal, Iron and Oil Company, Philipsburg, Pa., branch, prior to 1867 2.61
Acquired by The Tyrone and Clearfield Railway Company from Ynocencio Casanova, John M. Campbell, and others, by deeds of Apr. 23, 1885, Derby branch near Philipsburg, Pa., constructed about 1868 1.19
Constructed by The Moshannon and Clearfield Railroad Company--
Moshannon and Clearfield branch, near Osceola, Pa., 1880-1883 7.20
Leskie branch, near Osceola, Pa., 1881 1.32
Constructed by the Tyrone and Clearfield railroad company--
Vail to Philipsburg, Pa., 1856-1863 20.25
Moshannon branch, near Philipsburg, Pa., 1864-1865 4.50
Acquired by the Pine Run Railroad Company from the Irvona Coal and Coke Company and The Pennsylvania Steel Company, July, 1, 1907; Pine Run branch, near Irvona, Pa.   2.39
411.17
Less abandonments and decreases in mileage--
Abandonments--
Whitehead branch, 1896 and 1903 0.71
Porter Run branch, 1907 0.50
St. Lu branch, 1907 0.43
Forsyth branch, 1902 0.28
King's Run branch, 1903 1.52
Decreases in mileage, particulars not obtained   1.46
  4.90 406.27
From the Hollidaysburg, Bedford and Cumberland Railroad Company, May 20 1914--
Partly constructed by the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad Company and completed by the Bedford and Hollidaysburg Railroad Company, Cessna to near Imler, Pa., 1891 11.77
Constructed by the Bedford and Hollidaysburg Railroad Company, Brooks Mills to near Imler, Pa., 1909-1910 10.81
Constructed by the Bedford and Bridgeport Railroad Company--
Mount Dallas, Pa., to the Maryland State line near Cumberland, Md., 1870-72 38.70
Bedford to Holderbaum, Pa., 1873  10.47
71.75
Decreases in mileage, particulars not obtained   0.10 71.65
From the Lewisburg and Tyrone Railway Company, Apr. 30, 1915--
Constructed by the Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad Company--
Tyrone to Fairbrook, Pa., 1880-1881 19.90
Fairbrook to Scotia, Pa., 1881 5.30
Juniata branch, near Fairbrook, Pa., 1882 2.03
Rising Springs to Lemont, Pa., 1884-1885 14.52
Constructed by The Lewisburg, Centre and Spruce Creek Railroad Company--
Lewisburg (except Lewisburg Bridge) to near Montandon, Pa., 1868-1869
Lewisburg to Mifflinsburg, Pa., 1870-1871  43.18
Mifflinsburg to Rising Springs, Pa., 1877 [10]
From the Lancaster and Quarryville Railroad Company (Lancaster and Reading Narrow Gauge Railroad Company (of 1894)), Apr. 30, 1915; constructed by the Lancaster and Reading Narrow Gauge Railroad Company (of 1871), Lancaster to Quarryville, Pa., 1872-1875 15.50
From the Pennsylvania, Monongahela and Southern Railroad Company, Apr. 30, 1915; constructed by that company--
Millsboro to near Denbo, Pa., 1905-1907 4.47
Millsboro to Rice's Landing, Pa., 1908 2.46
Rice's Landing to New Rice's Landing, Pa. 1911 0.33
New Rice's Landing to Crucible, Pa., 1912-1913  2.39 9.65
From the Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mountjoy and Lancaster Railroad Company (the Portsmouth and Lancaster Railroad Company), Apr, 25, 1917; constructed by that company--
Middletown to Harrisburg, Pa., 1835-1836
Lancaster to near Rheems, Pa., 1835-1836 34.48
Middletown to Elizabethtown, Pa., 1835-1837 [11]
Elizabethtown to Columbia, Pa., 1835-1838
Royalton to Columbia, Pa., 1849-1850  18.09 52.57
From the Susquehanna, Bloomsburg & Berwick Railroad Company, Apr. 15, 1918--
Constructed by that company--
Eyersgrove to Berwick, Pa., 1902-1903 18.50
Connection at Paper Mill, Pa., 1902-1903 0.25
Constructed by The Wilkesbarre and Western Railway Company, Millville to Orangeville, Pa., 1887-1891 9.00
Partly constructed by the Wilkesbarre and Western Railway Company and completed by The Wilkesbarre and Western Railway Company, Turbotville to Millville, Pa., 1886-1887 16.50
Constructed by the Wilkesbarre and Western Railway Company, Watsontown to Turbotville, Pa., 1886 5.60
Increases in mileage, the particulars of which were not obtained   0.98
50.83
Less mileage from Millville to Orangeville, Pa., abandoned in 1902   9.00 41.83
From the Cornwall and Lebanon Rail Road Company, Apr. 15, 1918--
Cornwall to Lebanon, Pa., 1882-1883 5.68
Cornwall Ore Bank branch, near Cornwall, Pa., 1883-1884 1.17
Lebanon to North Lebanon, Pa., 1886-1888 0.34
Lake Conewago branch, near Colebrook, Pa., 1890-1891 1.25
Partly contructed by the Lebanon Belt Railway Company and completed by the Cornwall and Lebanon Rail Road Company, Lebanon to Hebron, Pa., 1889-1894,1902-1903, and 1910-1914 1.37
Constructed by the Colebrook Valley Railroad Company, Conewago to Cornwall, Pa., 1881-1883  16.00 25.79
From private parties--
Martins branch, near Portage, Pa., acquired in 1886 2.62
Youghiogheny branch, near Shafton, Pa., acquired in 1899, from the Penn Gas Coal Company 11.04
Bostonia branch, near New Bethlehem, Pa., acquired May 8, 1912, from the Fairmont Coal Company 1.43
Girard Point branch, near Girard Point, Pa., a portion of this line was acquired in 1917 from Girard Point Storage Company 0.25
Bolivar branch, near Bolivar, Pa., acquired Feb. 1, 1918, from Fairfield Coal and Coke Company   0.97  16.31
TOTAL 2,956.53
Less abandonments--
Hollidaysburg to Johnstown, Pa., 1858 37.00
Westmoreland branch, near Hunker, Pa., 1910 0.46
Sang Hollow Extension, near Johnstown, Pa., 1907 2.67
Barnes branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1915 0.77
Forsyth branch, near Coal Run Junction, Pa., 1915 0.13
Goss Run branch No. 2, near Brisbin, Pa., 1915 1.17
Ruffsdale branch, near Ruffsdale, Pa., 1917 1.24
Eureka branch No. 32, near Windber, Pa., 1917 0.78
Juniata branch, near Fairbrook Pa., 1917 2.08
Clapper branch, near Altoona, Pa., 1917 0.76
Eureka branch No. 34, near Windber, Pa., 1916   0.35  47.41
NET TOTAL 2,909.12
Difference between recorded mileage and mileage inventoried 6.554
Mileage inventoried as of date of valuation 2,902.564

In addition, the Pennsylvania Railroad owns jointly with other carrier corporations 5.85 miles of road, as follows:
Enola branch, near Marysville, Pa., constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad during the year 1904, and owned on date of valuation by that company and the Northern Central on basis of 75 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively 3.16
At Philadelphia, Pa., Commerce Street branch, Canal Street branch, and a portion of the Delaware Avenue branch, constructed by The River Front Rail Road Company, and owned on date of valuation by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company in equal parts   2.69
TOTAL 5.85


Note 1: I think the ICC meant to say "Portage" rather than New Portage Back

Note 2: I think the ICC meant to say "Brush Creek" rather than Bush Creek Back

Note 3: The ICC ought to have said "Jeannette", as they did when listing the Brush Creek and Bull Run branches. Back

Note 4: "Lewistown" rather than Lewiston? Back

Note 5: Lovell is on the Renovo Division in Erie County. This should read "Lovett". Back

Note 6: This should be "Morewood" Back

Note 7: This should be "Herminie" Back

Note 8: This should be "Ruffsdale" not Ruffdale Back

Note 9: This should be "Marguerite" not Marquerite Back.

Note 10: The mileage is apparently the total for the 3 seqments. Back.

Note 11: The mileage is the total of the 4 segments. Back.

Note 12: This should be "Shock's Mills", not "Shook's Mills". Back

Note 13: This should be "Ridgway", not "Ridgeway". Back


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