The Catawissa Branch
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Docket: 19087||10/14/1955||Section: 1|
|App. for permission to abandon and remove an end portion of its Catawissa Branch extending westerly from M.P.35/1802 at Mountain Grove to M.P. 33/87 at Scotch Valley, in Columbia and Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania, 2.33 miles.|
|Citation: 298 ICC 812|
|Docket: 21301||9/30/1960||Section: 1(18)|
|Application for authority to abandon (1) a portion of its Catawissa Branch extending from Gowen (M.P. 38+3050) to its terminus at Mountain Grove, a distance of 3.24 mi., and (2) its Nescopeck Branch, which extends from a connection with the Catawissa Branch near Rock Glen to a connection with the Wilkes-Barre Branch near Nescopeck, a distance of 11.78 mi., all within Luzerne County, Pa.|
|Length: 15.03 miles|
Also under this filing: The Nescopeck Branch
|Docket: 22266||9/24/1962||Section: 1(18)|
|Application and Ret. to Q. for authority to abandon that portion of its Catawissa Branch extending from Valuation Station 1045 plus 61 to its terminus, a distance of 0.57_mi., in the Borough of Catawissa, Franklin Township, Columbia County, Pa.|
|Length: 0.57 miles|
|Docket: 23736||7/16/1965||Section: 1(18)|
|Application for authority to abandon all operations over that portion of the branch north of Pottsville to Gowen, a distance of 40.86 miles, in the following manner: abandon (1) physically that portion of its Schuylkill Branch extending northerly from M.P. 95/2391 above Pottsville to M.P. 101/4690 at Morea, a distance of 6.46 miles, (2) all operations over the Schuylkill Branch and over connecting Catawissa Branch from M.P. 95/2391 at Pottsville to Catawissa Branch M.P. 43 at Tomhicken, a distance of 36.01 miles; (3)trackage rights over (a) Lehigh Valley RR. from Delano west to Mt. Carmel, a distance of 22.80 miles and (b) over the Reading Co. from Wetherill Junction west to Frackville, a distance of 3.08 miles and; (4) to sell to Lehigh Valley the segment from Morea to Newton (the Morea Branch), and also the northern-most portion from Tomhicken to Gowen, and certain inactive trackage rights which are collateral to and indirectly related to the above operation and which have not been used during the last few|
|Length: 40.86 miles|
Also under this filing: The Schuylkill Branch
— User Comments —
i noticed an abandoned bridge on this rail line.any other bridges or rail or possible equipment abandoned on this line?please let me know.thank you.
Where can one find or view the Dockets numbers and Sections referred to in the listed ICC actions?
I have a question.I watched a You-Tube video on an abandoned right of way with a tunnel called the Shuman Tunnel.It looks like this right of way hooks into this abandoned rail line.I am not sure but any questions i have on if anyone has heard of this right of way would be greatly appreciated.