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Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division in HO Scale


Heritage: Mifflin & Centre County Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Milroy Branch

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Milroy Secondary

The LN destination is comprised of the Lewistown Secondary, Furnace Branch Siding, and the Milroy Secondary.

Milepost (MP) references are taken from the 1945 CT1000 and are distances from Lewistown passenger station.

Where street addresses are indicated, the years in parenthesis indicate first and last years confirmed in street directories. Entites could have been at the address before and after these dates.


 1918 valuation map 16.01.PA-01 corrected to 1949.

  • The Manino siding is included at left, connecting on the adjoining sheet.
  • Connections with Atlantic Refining, James Goss, and Supplee-Wills-Jones are all indicated.
  • Connections for xxx and Standard Oil are indicated.
NOTE: The extreme right end of this map is referenced in the Lewistown (3902) location in the CT1000. 

From PRR Comptrollers Office listing of Map Revisions:

  • Map 1: Pass Sta Removed Walnut Street sta 86.33 September 10, 1928

1923 Sanborn Maps

sb lewistown 1923 1 sb lewistown 1923 21


1925 Pennsylvania Railroad Industrial Directory

Receivers | Shippers | Commodities

H. C.  Kulp (below, see Lewistown Street Department)
r - s Lumber
James A. Goss
s Feed
Lewistown Pure Milk Company (may become Supplee-Wills-Jones)
r Bottles / Milk
r Box Shooks
s Butter
s Milk
r Cooperage / Barrels, Tight
s Milk & Cream
s Milk & Cream / Condensed

r  = Receiver     s = Shipper
This directory is not by any means a complete list of companies or commodities.

These entries were possible through the work of Stephen Tichenal.
More information at Rails & Trails.


P1010569Mannino's Banana Warehouse

22 Park Place, rear facing Chestnut Street -- Listed as Cosmo Mannino (fruit) in 1970 telephone directory.

The 1928 Sanborn map, with 1947 corrections, show this structure as a Motor Freight Station. The locals, Dan Cupper and Robert Johnson, recall it being a produce warehouse (Mannino's Banana Warehouse) in the 1950's and served by reefers.

The building is not present the 1938 aerial photo (below), but is in the 1957 photo. It is shown on the 1949 valuation map.

Part of the tannery building is still present west of Manino's.

The building remains today as an under 21 club (2016 aerial image below).

Based on telephone directories, the banana business was moved elsewhere prior to 1970.

Per Mary Ann Stauffer (FaceBook), there were six apartments upstairs. She lived there for a time in the 1980s.

On FaceBook, I connected with Frannie Mannino Corse and John Mannino. Franny wrote "My family lived there and worked there (my Uncle Sam, my Uncle Bobby, my dad Angelo, my brother Johnny). The apartments upstairs were really nice. I remember as a kid putting coins on those railroad tracks and picking them up after the train flattened them! Good times and good memories! "

Dan Cupper is confident that the roof was raised (the sheathed plywood area above the brick).

1928 Sanborn map, corrected to 1948:
1928 city highway dept
2016 aerial image:
2016 highway dept
1938 aerial photo:
maninos 1938
1957 aerial photo:
maninos 1957
mannino banana basket mannino truck
2019 photo: IMG 3605


P1010562Lewistown Street Department 

111 Chestnut Street - Listed as Lewistown Street Department in 1952-70 telephone directories.

The 1910 Sanborn map show B. F. Gregory as a coal yard, occupying the "Y" between the Milroy Secondary and the S&L. The 1928 Sanborn map, corrected to 1947, shows the building as City Highway Department.

It is listed in the PRR 1923 CT1000 but not in the 1945 CT1000.

The March 26, 1913 issue of The Coal Trade Journal reports "H. C. Kulp has leased the B. F. Gregory coal yard at Lewistown, Pa. and will take possession April 1st.

The building is visible in the 1938 and 1957 aerial photos (above, under Mannino's Banana Warehouse), but the coal yard itself appears to be gone. Remains today as a Highway Department site.

1910 Sanborn map:
gregory coal yard
1928 Sanborn map, corrected to 1948:1928 city highway dept 2016 aerial image:
2016 highway dept
2019 photos: IMG 3606 IMG 3607


IMG 3610"Grandma's House"

121 E. Chestnut St.

Continuing down Chestnut Street beyond the Highway Department building is a residential section. After a house and an empty lot is Dan Cupper's grandmother's house -- Anna Elizabeth "Honey" (Dukes) Guinivan.

As a hairdresser, she operated a beauty parlor in the first-floor front and middle rooms of that house, though there was no sign out front. 

Dan writes "My visits, usually a one-week stretch, took place from about 1960 to 1965, plus occasional holiday family visits. I remember back-to-back Baldwin switchers PRR 9429-9430 pulling as many as 60 empty hoppers out the Milroy Branch en route to Naginey. I think they were DS-4-4-1000s. There was an S12 also in use and it was the PRR 8100. Later, the engines assigned to Lewistown were SW9s 9129-9130 and GP7s in the even-numbered 587x series; I remember 5872, 5876, and 5878 (painted PRR but with PC-assigned numbers)."

"I don't recall trains going out the S&L, but the crews used the track in Chestnut Street as a lead for switching cars in the small yard that we were at on Friday. So from the front porch, I saw many Baldwins and many flatcars laden with New Holland red-and-yellow farm implements.

Junc. Wilkes-Barre Division


Atlantic PetroleumAtlantic Refining Co. No. 2

0.3 miles from the junction with the Lewistown Secondary.

After the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911, Atlantic Refining marketed gasoline and motor oil throughout Pennsylvania under the well-known “Atlantic” brand. The firm’s early cross arrows within concentric rings symbol was used from 1915 to 1936. The white “ATLANTIC” block letters with shading on a red rectangular field were first used in 1936 and continued to 1966. Most older audiences will remember that familiar trademark on “ATLANTIC” branded service stations. They will also remember the Atlantic billboards along Pennsylvania roads, and the familiar Atlantic jingle, “Atlantic keeps your car on the Go… For business, for pleasure, in any kind of weather… Atlantic keeps your car on the Go, Go, Go… Keep on the Go with Atlantic.”

Atlantic merged with the Richfield Oil Corporation of California in 1966. Atlantic Richfield became ARCO in 1970. In 1988, Sun Co. of Philadelphia purchased the Atlantic Petroleum Corporation with its remaining Atlantic service stations in the east, pipelines and the old Atlantic Refinery in Philadelphia. Sun consolidated its Atlantic Refinery with the adjacent Philadelphia Chevron Refinery purchased in 1994. The former Atlantic service stations were renamed Sunoco. 

The Atlantic Refining Co. is shown on the 1910 Sanborn map.

It is listed in the 1923 CT1000 as Atlantic Refining Co. No. 16. It is listed in the 1945 CT1000.

The business is visible in the 1938 aerial photo, but has been replaced by a church in the 1957 aerial photo.

Property appears to be part of that which is listed as the Calvary Bible Church at 301 South Pine Road in the 1970 telephone directory. Today it is shown on Google Maps as the Church of Christ.

1910 Sanborn map:
atlantic refining
1938 aerial photo:
milroy ln 1938
1957 aerial photo:
milroy ln 1957


James Goss

0.4 miles from the junction with the Lewistown Secondary.

Located at the east terminus of South Pine Street.

This entity was a coal yard.

No listing in 1970 telephone book. Today it is a parking lot for the nearby Church of Christ.

It appears as J. C. Prettyleaf on the 1910 Sanborn map.

It is listed in the PRR 1923 CT1000 as J. C. Prettyleaf. It is listed in the 1945 CT1000 as James Goss.

The siding is absent on a track chart updated to 1947.

Referencing the aerial photos included above under Atlantic Refining, this business is present in 1938 but gone in 1957.

1928 Sanborn map, corrected to 1948:
1928 goss coal yard
1947 track chart shows Atlantic Refining and Supplee, but the coal yard siding is not shown:Lewistown Secondary Track Chart 


Supplee-Wills-Jones & Co. No. 1

0.4 miles from the junction with the Lewistown Secondary.

150 Railroad Street.

A creamery, the building remains today as E. R. Rhodes & Son, an oil products distributor.

Listed as Rhodes Oil Co. as of the 1970 telephone directory.

It is not shown on the 1910 Sanborn map.

It is not listed in the PRR 1923 CT1000. It is listed in the 1945 CT1000.

Supplee-Wills-Jones is listed in 1946 and 1952 editions of the Code of Federal Regulations found online.

Referencing the aerial photos included above under Atlantic Refining, this buildoing is present in 1938 and in 1957. It is worth noting that in the 1957 photo, the US 322/22 highway has not yet been constructed immediately behind the building.

John Snyder indicated that the KV worked this creamery with milk from the valley.

Scott Rhodes (FaceBook) wrote "I think it was built around 1928. My dad purchased it around 1962 and I bought it in the early 90’s and have been using it as a warehouse ever since... The garage in the rear was not part of the original building. The loading dock was added also. I believe there was a rail siding that came along side the overhead door on the loading dock."

2019 photos below:

IMG 3624

This side measures 40' wide.

1928 Sanborn map (corrected to 1948):1928 supplee A 2016 aerial view:2016 supplee
IMG 3627 IMG 3626

IMG 3625

This side measures 71' wide.


Walnut Street Station

The station is listed in the PRR 1923 CT1000. The station is not listed in the 1945 CT1000.

Removed September 10, 1928, per the valuation map.

Kishacoquillas Creek Bridge

kish bridge milroy  


Standard Oil Co. No. 1

0.9 miles from the junction with the Lewistown Secondary.

By 1911, with public outcry at a climax, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Standard Oil of New Jersey must be dissolved under the Sherman Antitrust Act and split into 34 companies. Two of these companies were Standard Oil of New Jersey (Jersey Standard or Esso), which eventually became Exxon, and Standard Oil of New York (Socony), which eventually became Mobil; those two companies later merged into ExxonMobil.

Over the next few decades, both companies grew significantly. Jersey Standard, led by became the largest oil producer in the world. It acquired a 50 percent share in Humble Oil & Refining Co., a Texas oil producer. Socony purchased a 45 percent interest in Magnolia Petroleum Co., a major refiner, marketer and pipeline transporter. In 1931, Socony merged with Vacuum Oil Co., an industry pioneer dating back to 1866, and a growing Standard Oil spin-off in its own right.

The original Standard Oil Company corporate entity continues in existence and was the operating entity for Sohio; it is now a subsidiary of BP.  BP continued to sell gasoline under the Sohio brand until 1991. Other Standard oil entities include "Standard Oil of Indiana" which became Amoco after other mergers and a name change in the 1980s, and "Standard Oil of California" which became the Chevron Corp.

Listed in the PRR 1923 CT1000 as Butler Oil Sales Co. Listed in the 1945 CT1000 as Standard Oil Co.

1928 Sanborn map:
1928 standard oil
A 2016 aerial view:
2016 standard oil


Lewistown LN (Milroy) Photo Scrapbook