The Dunbar Branch

Ferguson to Pechin, PA

A topographical map from 1900 showing the Dunbar Branch. It star...
A topographical map from 1900 showing the Dunbar Branch. It starts at a wye with the PRR Southwest Division at Ferguson (bottom middle) and heads north through Hill Farm and ends at Pechin.
Another topographical map from 1939 shows that the Dunbar branch...
Another topographical map from 1939 shows that the Dunbar branch has been cut back to the wye at Ferguson.

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Pennsylvania Railroad
Docket: 24279 7/18/1966 Section: 1(18)
Application and Ret. to Quest. for authority to (1) abandon its Dunbar Br. extending from a connection with the Southwest Branch to its terminus at V.S. l9+50, a distance of 0.37 mi., together with 0.14 mi. of sidetrack and (2) that portion of its Coal Lick Run Branch extending from V.S. 113+50 to its terminus at V.S. 289+00, a distance of 3.32 mi., all located in Fayette County, Pa.
Length: 3.32 miles

Also under this filing: The Coal Lick Run Branch

—  User Comments  —

Pennsy also had a line coming out of its yard just North of Dunbar, extending parallel to it's "main" and going to Mahoning (Mahoney). Wouldn't this have been it's "Dunbar" branch?

Also, the branch in the map went only to the mine/cokeworks at Hill Farm. The line from Hill Farm to Pechin was B&0. This portion crossed over both B&O and Pennsy to the Solvent-Solvay (?spelling?) coke works up Dunbar Creek.

Michael Sheliga
Slickville, PA
10/18/2018