— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Docket: 16785||11/7/1949||Section: 1|
|App. for authority to abandon its Lyons Run Branch extending from its junction with the Turtle Creek Branch near Sanders to its terminus at Valuation Station, a distance of 3.856 miles in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania.|
|Length: 3.856 miles||Citation: 275 ICC 808|
— User Comments —
Almost all of this line is covered by the PA turnpike. Only the very NW part where it junctions with the TCRR (now Rail-Trail) can be made out.
The spur to Boxcar town - where my great-great Aunt Helen Mazwinski Patrick lived as a child - ran from this line about a mile East.
Interesting, Pleasant Valley was one of only 2 mining towns I know of (along with Gipsy, Pa) where the company sold lots for private homes instead of building company houses to rent out.