This abandoned route, built in the late 1800s, was once part of the Baltimore & Ohio line between Creston and Greenwich. As the line headed south out of Lodi, it ran through swamps and marshes. Soon after being built, B&O decided that the the swampy land through which the tracks ran was not suited for railroad traffic, and ended up building a new "high line" between Lodi and Sullivan, to the west of Lodi. B&O soon abandoned the old stretch of line since it was now unnecessary.
This line also included a short branch south to West Salem and a connection with the Erie-Lackawanna.
The B&O line, including the reroute, is still in use today by CSX.