Track Segment Series

The Track Segment series documents track segments as indicated in the CT1000 of 1945 in conjunction with the Employee Timetables of 1954. Where available, locations indicated may link to a corresponding On Location series article for more detailed information.

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Columbia Branch, based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
154  Dillerville, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Main Line 
154A  
154C    Star Independent Oil Co.
154B    Lancaster Brick Co.
155  Rohrerstown, Pa.  
158  Mountville, Pa.  
160  
161  Glen Manor, Pa.  
163  Columbia, Pa.  Junc. R. & C. Branch - Reading Co.
 Junc. Maryland Division - York Branch 
164  Chickies, Pa.  
167  Watts, Pa.  
168  Marietta, Pa.  
169  Shock's Mills, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Atglen & Susquehanna Branch 
170  Marietta Storage Yard - West Connection
171  
172  Billmyer, Pa.  
174  
175  Bainbridge, Pa.  
178  Collins, Pa.  
   Falmouth, Pa.  
3199  Royalton, Pa.   Junc. Philadelphia Division - Main Line 

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Maryland Division - York, Hanover & Frederick Railway, based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
Y  York, Pa.  Junc. Maryland Division - Northern Central Railway 
WY  West York, Pa.   Junc. Western Maryland Ry.
3718  Graybill, Pa.  
3720  Bair, Pa.  
3723  Spring Grove, Pa.  
HR  Hanover, Pa.  
3735    Hanover & McSherrystown Water Co.
3736  Sell, Pa.  
3739  Littlestown, Pa.  
3741  Kingsdale, Pa.  
     Penna.-Maryland State Line
3744  Galt, Md.  
3747  Taneytown, Md.  
 KM  Keymar, Md.  Junc. Union Bridge Branch
3754  Ladiesburg, Md.  
3756  New Midway, Md.  
3757  Le Gore, Md.  
3758  Woodsboro, Md.  
3763  Walkersville, Md.  
3764  Fountain Rock, Md.   
3766  Harmony Grove, Md.   
FR  Frederick, Md.  Junc. B. & O. R. R.

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Maryland Division - York Branch, based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
163  Columbia, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division 
WV  Wrightsville, Pa.  
3702    Ewing Passing Siding
3703  Strickler, Pa.  
3706   Hellam, Pa.  
3707    CAMPBELL Block Limit Station 
3708    Ira K. Newcomer
3712  Rockburn, Pa.  
3713  York, Pa.  
Y  Junc. Maryland Division - Northern Central Railway 

The Sang Hollow Extension was an extension of the Conemaugh Division Main Line eastward from Conpitt Junction to Johnstown, Pa. Despite being an extension of the Conemaugh Division, it was operated by the Pittsburgh Division, largely due to the typical traffic pattern coming out of Johnstown which was both tracks westward.

MiddleThis is the second incarnation of The Hobo's Guide to the Pennsy, the first being on the former Keystone Crossings web site.

The guide contains two groups of articles -- the Track Segment Series and the On Location Series -- both of which are described further below.

The intent is to provide information to both historians and modelers about the right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Laurelton Branch based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
     Junc. Williamsport Division - Bellefonte Branch
7393  Laurelton, Pa.   

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Mercersburg Branch based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
GS70   Mercersburg Junction, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - South Penn Branch
GM72  Mercersburg, Pa.  

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the South Penn Branch based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
G58   Marion, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Cumberland Valley Branch
   Greencastle Road, Pa.  
   Hother, Pa.  
   Stone Bridge, Pa.  
GS64  Williamson, Pa.  
GS68  Lehmasters, Pa.  
GS70  Mercersburg Junction, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Mercersburg Branch
GM71  Cromer, Pa.  
   Parnob, Pa.  
GS71  Gap Road, Pa.  
GS72  Creigh, Pa.  
   Lewis, Pa.  
GS74  Fort Loudon, Pa.  
GS76  Tascott, Pa.  
GS77  Richmond, Pa.  

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Waynesboro Branch based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
G50   Chambersburg, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Cumberland Valley Branch
GA52  Burgner, Pa.  
   Brookside, Pa.  
GA 54   Woodstock, Pa.  
GA56  Fayetteville, Pa.  
GA57  East Fayetteville, Pa.  
GA60

 Pond Bank, Pa.

 
GA61 Ledy, Pa.  Conn. to Mont Alto Park Siding
GA62  Mont Alto, Pa.  
GA63  Knepper, Pa.  
GA64  Good, Pa.  
GA65  Quincy, Pa.  
GA65A  Orphanage, Pa.  
GA66  Nunnerym, Pa.  
GA68  Waynesboro, Pa.  

Track Guide

The following is a tour of the Dillsburg Branch based on the 1945 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad CT1000 -- List of Stations and Sidings.

Click on the link of a location for more information (if available).

LocationName
G9   Dillsburg Junction, Pa.  Junc. Philadelphia Division - Cumberland Valley Branch
GD9A  Trindle Spring, Pa.  
GD13A   Williams Grove, Pa.  
GD16  Dillsburg, Pa.  

The Cumberland Valley Railroad (reporting mark CVRR) was an early railroad in Pennsylvania, United States, originally chartered in 1831 to connect with Pennsylvania's Main Line of Public Works. Freight and passenger service in the Cumberland Valley in south central Pennsylvania from near Harrisburg to Chambersburg began in 1837, with service later extended to Hagerstown, Maryland, and then extending into the Shenandoah Valley to Winchester, Virginia. It employed up to 1,800 workers.

During the American Civil War the line had strategic importance in supplying Union troops in the Shenandoah Valley. It also ran the first passenger sleeping car in the U.S. on the Chambersburg-Harrisburg route in 1839. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) gained control of the CVRR as early as 1859, and officially purchased it on June 2, 1919. The PRR's successor, the Penn Central, closed all railway facilities in Chambersburg in 1972 and its successor, Conrail, abandoned major pieces of the line in 1981. (Wikipedia)