Sproul to Mount Dallas, PA

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.

A small girder bridge in Imler.
A small girder bridge in Imler. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.
The right-of-way through woods in Queens Station.
The right-of-way through woods in Queens Station. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.
Track remnants facing south in Sproul.
Track remnants facing south in Sproul. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.
Southernmost end of active track, facing north in Sproul.  Note ...
Southernmost end of active track, facing north in Sproul. Note the maintenance equipment and the low bridge partly visible to the right. An active spur passes over that bridge to a customer (construction materials); there were covered hoppers spotted at the end of the spur. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.

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