Donohoe to New Alexandria

The Alexandria Branch

Point of Interest

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 22837 Date: 10/31/1963 Section: 1(18)
Application and Ret. to Quest. for auth. to abandon that portion of its Alexandria Branch extending from Val. Sta. 0+00 to Val. Sta. 119+35, a distance of 2.26 mi., located in the Township of Unity, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Length: 2.26 miles Citation:  

i am looking at this rail line and the map shows abandoned this true?the rail supposedly crosses kiley road.any information would be greatlty appreciated.

george oakley
reading, PA


We've got the beginning of a GREAT rail-trail established on this line now, George! Check out my report on Phase I of the "Little Crabtree Creek Trail" on 1.2 miles of trail is completed from Twin Lakes Park down to Luxor Road. Westmoreland County Parks has purchased and owns the right-0f-way up to Crabtree, where Phase II of the trail is to be established later on. In the meantime, our county has purchased the old Turtle Creek Industrial RR, and will be ripping up the old PRR track from Export to Trafford, to extend and complete the neat Westmoreland Heritage Trail westward before they continue working on the Little Crabtree Creek Trail extension. Unfortunately, Park Director Malcolm Sias indicated to me that there is currently no movement toward extending the trail north from Crabtree to either Hannastown or New Alexandria. That's a shame. The whole line is a very scenic right-of-way. Nevertheless, I am quite excited about the Luxor Road-Crabtree extension. It runs two miles up a bucolic, scenic little farm valley.

Rich Ballash
Latrobe, PA


Trying to find out if Penna RailRoad bought that right of way or if the rail had a property owner agreement when it was put in ? Should say somewhere just haven't found it.Liking the rails to trails program. Just wants to know how they did things back then. Thanks

Jeff Shick
Greensburg, PA


I have a question if somebody can answer it.I watched a video on You-Tube about a Donahoe Tunnel.Is there a tunnel by that name on this abandoned rail line?Please let me know.Thanks.

george oakley


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Do you have any pictures or information about The Alexandria Branch? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.