Wayland, Kentucky

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The Steele Creek Branch

Point of Interest

Map submitted by Shaun Allen.

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

The Steele Creek Branch was built in 1916 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Originally built to serve the Wayland Mine (of the Elkhorn Coal Corporation), it later was extended in the 1930s to the Stampers Branch, but this extension lasted for only a few short years before it was removed; the track remained, however.

The entire branch was abandoned in 1986 after the CSX merger, and the track was removed in 1987 or 1988.

The branch's main line was exactly 1.32 miles long, with a total of more than three miles of non-main track, all on a grade of 1.5 degrees.

Thanks to Shaun Allen for contributing information about this route.

So all of the tracks are no longer there

Louisville, KY


Shortened Link: http://a-r.us/c89

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