Knickerbocker to Malins

The Knickerbocker Spur

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A lone bridge pier at Conestoga Road stands as the only evidence of the Knickerbocker Spur, abandoned in the mid-1940s. Photo by Joe Sharretts.

This short (~1 mile) spur was built in the 1880s by the Pennsylvania Railroad and served two purposes: It provided the PRR with an interchange with the Reading Railroads Chester Valley Branch (also abandoned), and it served the Knickerbocker Quarry near Frazer, PA. The entire spur was removed sometime in the 1940s. The only evidence that remains of the line today is a lone bridge pier on Conestoga Road (pictured).

Thanks to Joe Sharretts for contributing information about this route.

Thanks for posting this - I never knew about this line!

Frank Garon
Breinigsville, PA
2/18/2010

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