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.

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The Middle Division traces back to at least the 1860s. For the greatest span of its (then) modern life (1941-1956), the Pennsy's Middle Division main line spanned from BANKS tower (exclusive) near Marysville, Pa., to SLOPE tower near Altoona, Pa. During the 1956 reorganization, the Middle Division was absorbed into the Pittsburgh Operating Region. 

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 

Harrisburg Station 1912

The Philadelphia Division maintained its identity over the (then) modern era of the Pennsy. It existed as of 1941 as part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Grand Division. In the 1956 reorganization, it absorbed the Philadelphia Terminal Division to become the Philadelphia Operating Region. In 1964 it was split into the Philadelphia and Harrisburg operating divisions.

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The Northern Central Railway originally ran from Baltmore, Md. to Sodus Point, N.Y. It was assimilated into the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1911. Thereafter it was segmented into various divisions and names. Only the segment from Baltimore to Wago Junction, Pa., retained the original name of the Northern Central Railway.

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 

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.

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.

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L1s #4162 helps a passenger train ascend around Horseshoe Curve.

The Pittsburgh Division largely maintained its identity throughout the (then) modern era of the railroad. The Pittsburgh Division existed within the Western Pennsylvania Grand Division as of the 1941 reorganization. In the 1951 reorganization, the Monongahela Division was absorbed by the Pittsburgh Division. In the 1956 reorganization into Operating Regions, the Pittsburgh Region absorbed the Middle, Connemaugh, Eastern, and Panhandle divisions.

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.