This line branched from Reading's mainline in Montchanin, DE to service Rockland Mills in Rockland. It was built in the late 1800s and abandoned in the early 1950s. It was 2 miles long and wound its way through wooded areas and paralleled Brandywine Creek for a short distance before crossing it to reach the mills.
The Rockland Branch
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This line was in service up to 1973. In the late fall of 1972, I rail fanned this area while attending high school. I remember 2 Reading RS-3's switching the paper mill around 9PM on a Friday night. They were struggling pulling the loads from the paper mill uphill to Monchanin.