PRR Chartiers Branch - Branches
03/05/2016
The Chartiers Branch itself had two branches.

The Bridgeville & McDonald branch, broke off the Chartiers Branch at Bridgeville. It served the Bishop (located near Venice) and Creedmore coal mines. It was abandoned in 1942, due to mine closures.

The Westland Branch broke off the Chartiers Branch at Houston, PA, to serve the Westland coal mine. The Westland Branch itself had a two-mile branch to Palanka to serve its namesake mine. The Westland, and therefore the Palanka, branch was abandoned in 1955 due to the closures of the mines they served.