This abandoned railway was less than five miles long, and was likely used for interchange traffic between the Pennsylvania RR and the Western Maryland. It might have also served the GM plant in the area.
This line was well engineered, and the right of way is easily located. However, CSX has placed "No Trespassing" signs along the route. A dirt road that parallels the former line is used as a maintenance access road. A girder bridge is still in place across I-81.
This line was probably abandoned in the early 1980s, after the CSX merger and Conrail sold the former PRR Winchester branch to the Winchester & Western, and there was no longer a need for interchange.