Coryville to Clermont

The Clermont Branch

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
Docket Number: 14140 Date: 3/8/1943 Section: 1
Application of Western New York and Pennsylvania Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Lessee, for abandonment of the formers Clermont Branch between Crosby and the terminus at Clermont, approx, 8 miles, all in McKean County, Pennsylvania and abandonment of operation thereover by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, as Lessee.
Length: 8 miles Citation: 254 ICC 824  
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
Docket Number: 17896 Date: 9/12/1952 Section: 1
App. of Western New York and Pennsylvania Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company for permission to the former to dismantle that portion of its Clermont Branch between Smethport and the terminus of said branch at Crosby, approximately 4.37 miles, all in McKean County, Pennsylvania, and to the latter to abandon operation thereover.
Length: 4.37 miles Citation: 282 ICC 817  

i was looking at the map and saw abandoned rail and bridges.are there any bridges and rail left?please let me know.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA
5/25/2013

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About half way between the two points of interest, if you zoom in, you will see where the creek makes a 90 degree turn, goes under the rr bed, then makes another turn and continues to follow the rr bed. There is no longer a bridge here, but there is a nice little dam (or at least there used to be) where we would go swimming when I was a kid. My family used to have a camp outside of Clermont.

Mr Bear
Allison Park, PA
9/4/2013

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i was just wondering what might still be left of the rail line because on the map it still does show abandoned bridges and possible rail.if you need locations on the bridges and possible rail,i will let you know where they are and you might know if they are there or not.keep in touch.

george oakley
reading, PA
9/4/2013

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This railroad bed stretches a good bit further than what is on the map here. I think some of the rr beds I've found in the area may or may not have just been branches leading to mines, not sure. Could just be old logging roads I was seeing. There is a paper company that owns a rather large chunk of land in the area. I might have to take a trip up here to find out a little more history about the area. There is another website I've found with some good info, but I don't recall finding much about the railroads.

Mr Bear
Allison Park, PA
9/4/2013

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i kooked at the map and did see what i thought were bridges and rail.i even saw rail that went through the sytate gamelands.is this true?go to the roadmap heading on the map when you get time.you will see what i saw.i did write down what i saw and kept a record.check it out.keep in touch and let me know what you find.

george oakley
reading, PA
9/4/2013

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As of today, 11-07-13, there is no rail from any company south of the refinery in Farmers Valley. The WNY&P still serves the refinery. From Coryville to Farmers Valley the old rail bed and bridges are there. However, the tracks are on the bed from what did go to Crosby. While just the bed is there for what went to Smethport and then to Hazel Hurst. At Coryville you can see where they realigned the tracks from one bed to the other. My guess is during abandonment, etc. they agreed to realign and yank the other company's rails.

Only one bridge exists from the line to Clermont. That is next to Route 6 in East Smethport. It is used by Duffy, Inc.

Joseph Johnson
eldred, PA
11/6/2013

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thank you for the information.very useful.keep in touch.

george oakley
reading, PA
11/8/2013

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