Peoria to Saint Mary's

The Saint Mary's Branch

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Map submitted by Mike Fromholt.

The line east of Bellefontaine was abandoned in 1937. West of Bellefontaine was in use until the 1970's. I am not sure exactly when it was abandoned. Jerry Taylor's "Sampling of Penn Central" has a photo of the weeds overtaking this line in the early 70's. He stated that the line was 10mph "brushcutter" service.

A small section of this line is still used in Wapak and goes underneath I-75.

Brian S.
Troy, OH
5/26/2013

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Right on the remaining bit of track in Wapak, there is a NYC coach and an amtrak coach.

Jason.Learakos
Batavia, IL
2/7/2016

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