Summerville to Clarion

The Lake Erie Franklin and Clarion Railroad

Point of Interest

(Forwarded from the Pittsburgh, Summerville & Clarion Railroad)

The Lake Erie, Franklin and Clarion Railroad ran from Summerville to Clarion, in Pennsylvania. It was comprised of several smaller railroads:

  • Pennsylvania Northern
  • Pennsylvania Southern
  • Pittsburgh, Clarion and Franklin
  • Pittsburgh, Summerville, and Clarion

Coal traffic was the primary revenue for the line, but it also served a number of industries in the area as well. However, as coal mines shuttered their doors, freight service along the line dwindled, so much so that it ultimately sealed its fate; it was formally abandoned in 1993.

i was looking at the map and saw possible abandoned rail.anybody who might know if there is any rail on this abandoned rail line or any equipment or bridges,please let me know.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA


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