The Snow Shoe Branch
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Docket: 20448||12/11/1958||Section: 1(18)|
|App. for auth. to abandon its Snow Shoe Branch from its junction with the Bald Eagle Branch at V. S. 0+00, in Boggs Township, to its terminus at V. S. 1171+00, near Snow Shoe, Snow Show Township, all in Centre County, Pa., a dist. of 22.23 miles, and operations thereon.|
|Length: 22.23 miles||Citation: 307 ICC 806|
— User Comments —
It appears that R.J. Corman Railroad Company has purchase half of the line and reopen it, shortening the Snow Show Rail trail to have its length.
is any part of this line abandoned and is any rail or equipment still standing?please let me know.thank you.
I believe RJ was going to re-use the NYC right of way in thia area not the Pennsy. The PRR grade in this area was very steep and had the switchbacks.
The NYC line was to be reopened from Philipsburg to Nunson-Viaduct-Gorton. At Gorton there was to be a very large garbage dump. I'm guessing this fell through as I have not heard anything for several years.
I also noticed that the map does not include the track down Contrary Run. This track loop around from the NE terminus on the map NE of Snowshoe, very close to the light green in the map. It ran most of the way to Kato, stopping a few miles short of it, along with a line that looped around nearly back to Pancake. The circa 1939 Penn Pilot phots still appear to show a few of the houses standing in this area.