The Indiana Branch

Black Lick, Pennsylvania

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad
Docket: AB-19 Sub 10 10/10/1973 Section: 1(18)
Applic. of BUFFALO, ROCHESTER AND PITTSBURGH RY. CO. to abandon portion of Indiana Br. at Black Lick Jct., Pa., In Indiana County, Pa.
 

—  User Comments  —

Is this the line from Blacklick to Ebensburg, dubbed as the Ghost Rails to Trails?

Jsohua J Long
Spartansburg, PA
2/12/2017

I mapped the Ghost Town Trail to Vintondale Junction and North to Bensalo. Where T\the North Branch Blacklick Creek and Elk Creek meet. I measured it approx. 23 mi.

Joshua Long
Spartansburg, PA
7/1/2017

Pennsy owned the line from Black Lick to Ebensburg as well as from Blacklick to Blairsville. BR&P/B&O owned from Black Lick through Coral, Past Graceton and the current spur to Homer City Generating Station, just West of Homer City to Indiana, then Creekside and Punsxytawney.

I would imagine the abondonment was from Black to about Coral, where the running track for the HCGS ended. B&O had a wye just N of their crossing of new 119 on this section. The bridge at Coral over Two Lick Creek washed out around 1976. It was replaced a few years back when B&P started hauling coal into HCGS. The bridge across the road in Coral got taken out by an overheight garbage truck at some point from what I heard.

Michael Sheliga
Slickville, PA
10/18/2018