Columbia to Wrightsville

The York Branch

Point of Interest

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

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 22108 Date: 5/25/1962 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon that portion of its York Branch which extends from Columbia, Lancaster County, across the Susquehanna River, to Wrightsville, York County, a distance of 1.16 mi., all in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Length: 1.16 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: 24738 Date: 9/12/1967 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon a branch line of its RR from Val. Sta. 365+70 (M.P. 7.0), near Hellam, to Val. Sta. 62+32 (M.P. 1.2), the terminus of the York Secondary Track at Wrightsville, a distance of 5.746 mi., all within York Co., Pa.
Length: 5.746 miles Citation:  

i noticed an abandoned bridge on this it still there?please let me know.thank you.

george oakley
reading, PA


George, there are a couple little bridges on this line remaining, some pretty well hidden. specifically where is the one you refer to? between what roads?

Stephen H.
York, PA


i have the locations marked down and will enter them in when i will hear from me shortly steve.thanks and keep in touch.

george oakley
reading, PA


steve,i looked at what I had written down and it seems the bridge might be on private property.when I get the chance I will look and see if the bridge is still there.if you would like to know where this bridge I found might be,get in touch with me at this site and I will give you the location.keep in touch.

george oakley
reading, PA


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