Knickerbocker to Malins

The Knickerbocker Spur

Picture Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

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


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