The Warwick Branch
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.
i noticed an abandoned bridge in st.peters.is the bridge still there?please let me know.thank you.
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.
thanks greg.will do.keep in touch.
Update on the Warwick Branch FB page. Made a separate album.
Sad to see that Google Maps is making life difficult on you. I used this website many times while researching the abandoned rails and to learn a bit of history.