Elverson to Saint Peters

The Warwick Branch

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This undated photo shows the passenger station in Saint Peters. (Submitted by Cal Roth)

This short spur line branched from the Wilmington and Northern's line at Elverson, and headed east to serve a black granite quarry at Saint Peters. The line passed through the small town of Warwick, which gave this branch line its name. The line once connected with the end of The Delaware River and Lancaster Railroad at Saint Peter's via a switchback.

Date of abandonment is not known; it appears on a 1948 railroad map under the Reading Railroad.

I have walked sections of the Wilmington & Northern line from Elverson pa to Saint Peters Village. Some remains of the Railroad artifacts and some fascinating culverts. Took photos and saw some migrating and resident bird along the way.

Richard Wolf
Phoenixville , PA
5/7/2012

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I grew up on a farm that was at Kenny's Crossing on the now abandoned Wilmington and Northern Railroad. In the late 1940s I remember riding in my parents car on Rt 23 close to Warwick and I could see railroad cars on the St Peters spur.

I have a great interest in the above mentioned railroad and the St Peters spur. Although I now living in Colorado I visit the Elverson-Warwick area almost every year. If you go to the following Website there is some info that is interesting:

http://www.livingplaces.com/PA/Chester_County/Warwick_Township/Saint_Peters.html

Cal Roth
Pennsylvania
2/4/2013

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i noticed an abandoned bridge in st.peters.is the bridge still there?please let me know.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA
5/27/2013

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I visited the Warwick Branch line on May 7, 2014 to update some of my photo collection and verify the wye that was a couple hundred yards east of Trythall Road. The wooden railroad bridge is still there and intact. You may want to visit a short section of my Wilmington & Northern Railroad FB Album on the Warwick Branch.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548186285300997&set=a.548140325305593.1073741872.100003288929249&type=3&theater

Gregory D. Pawelski
Wernersville, PA
5/9/2014

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thanks greg.will do.keep in touch.

george oakley
reading, PA
5/13/2014

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Update on the Warwick Branch FB page. Made a separate album.

https://www.facebook.com/gregory.pawelski.9/media_set?set=a.678760272243597.1073741902.100003288929249&type=3

Gregory D. Pawelski
Wernersville, PA
12/17/2014

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