— 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?
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.
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.