Sproul to Mount Dallas

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A small girder bridge in Imler. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.

This abandoned railway line was initially part of a network of Pennsylvania RR secondary routes that served the mining regions of Pennsylvania, south of Hollidaysburg. Judging by the SPV and DeLorme atlases, the line survived the Penn Central years but was abandoned under Conrail (1976 or later).

The route passed through rural villages and small towns. The pictures are presented from south to north.

Thanks to Mike Palmer for contributing information about this route.

I believe that this railroad was severly damaged in a hurricane in 1974.

johnny stiffey
berlin, PA


The March 1985 issue of Railpace has a brief item about this - the line from Sproul to Bedford had been abandoned (by 1984?) but they did not mention whether it had experienced storm damage. The line to Mt. Dallas connected near Bedford. Beyond Mt. Dallas, shortline Everett Railroad had become isolated, so it relocated to the active former Conrail/PRR track that runs north from Sproul.

Mike Palmer
Torrance, CA


i saw pictures of rail and equipment.is it still there?please let me know any information on the rail and equipment.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA


I would like to know if possible if there is a map of this abandoned rail line and where exactly it ran.Any information would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

george oakley
reading, PA


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