Maitland to Kreamer

The Lewistown Branch

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

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 19931 Date: 9/15/1957 Section: 1(18)
Appl, for authi to abandon a portion of its Lewistown Branch, extending northerly dist of 9.98 mi. from M.P. 7, east of Maitland, to M.P. 16/5153, west of McClure, all in Mifflin and Snyder Counties, PA.
Length: 9.98 miles Citation: 295 ICC 832  
Docket Number: 22625 Date: 5/23/1963 Section: 1(18)
Application and Ret. to Questionnaire for authority to abandon a portion of its Lewistown Branch and operation thereover, from Beaver Springs, Penn., to its terminus at McClure, Penn., a distance of 6.18 mi.
Length: 6.18 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: 23735 Date: 7/14/1965 Section: 1(18)
Application & R. to Q. for authority to abandon that portion of its Lewistown Branch, extending from M.P. 30.11 at Paxtonville to its terminus at M.P. 23.16, at Beaver Springs, a distance of 6.95 miles, all in Snyder Co., Pa., and abandon all operations thereover.
Length: 6.95 miles Citation:  

Paxtonville-Kreamer was abandoned with the formation of Conrail in April 1976; the last train from Paxtonville (a brick maker) and Middleburg (several lumber customers, but none consistent enough) was on March 30, 1976.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV
Baltimore, MD


i noticed alot of abandoned rail around lewistown besides this rail line which is also abandoned.please let me know if any abandoned rail is still in the lewistown area.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA


Much of the former S & L Line is still standing and was never removed from Lewistown to Paintersville just south of 522. Some small bridges along the ROW are also still standing from Kreamer, PA to this point.

Dave Drake


Thank you Dave for responding.I plan on looking at this rail line when in the area.

george oakley
Reading, PA


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