PRR Chartiers Branch - Key Features
03/05/2016
Below is a complete listing of the various key features of this branch line, as found on the PRR C.T. 1000 May 1, 1945. I have included the actual prototype distances, and then those distances converted to S-scale. The individual branches off of the Chartiers branch are listed near the bottom (there are links to them). If I have any other prototype information, the names will be a link to a secondary page.

Actual
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Description

Carnegie, PA

0.0
0'0"
main line junction

0.1
8'3"
station

0.1
8'3"
Raskin Lumber Co.

0.2
17'6"
freight house

0.3
25'9"
Gordon Lubricating Co.

0.4
33'
"KY" Junction #1

0.4
33'
P.C.&Y. Railway connection

0.8
66'
storage

1.0
83'6"
Glenn passenger station (no siding)

1.0
83'6"
junction main line (no siding)

Leasdale, PA

1.6
132'
station

Woodville, PA

1.8
149'6"
station

1.8
149'6"
P.C.&Y. Railway connection

Bower Hill, PA

2.5
206'3"
J.B. Sipe & Company

2.7
223'9"
station

Kirwan, PA

3.1
256'9"
Universal Cyclops Steel Corp.

3.1
256'9"
Flannery Bolt Company; has P.C.&Y. Railway connection

3.1
256'9"
F.C. Mayer Mfg. Co.

3.1
256'9"
Vanadium Corporation of America

3.3
272'3"
station (no siding)

3.3
272'3"
General Electric Co.; Bridgeville Glass Works; has P.C.&Y. Railway connection

Bridgeville, PA

3.7
305'3"
Silhol Lumber & Supply Co.

3.8
314'6"
freight station

3.8
314'6"
"BD" block station

3.8
314'6"
junction with Bridgeville & McDonald branch (no siding) - see below

3.9
322'3"
passenger station

3.9
322'3"
passing siding - no carload delivery

5.6
462'6"
National Slope Colliery - H.C. Frick Coke Co.

MayView, PA

6.4
528'6"
station

7.1
586'3"
Mayview State Hospital - power house

7.1
586'3"
passing siding (no carload delivery)

Boyce, PA

7.5
619'3"
station (see Chartiers Valley Flyer DVD)

7.7
635'3"
passing siding (no carload delivery)

7.8
644'6"
passing siding (no carload delivery)

Hills, PA

8.3
685'9"
Montour Railway connection

8.4
693'
passing siding (no carload delivery)

8.5
701'3"
station

8.8
726'
Montour Colliery No. 4 - Pittsburgh Coal Co.

Morganza, PA

12.5
1031'9"
station

12.7
1048'3"
Pennsylvania Training School - power house

Richfol, PA

13.1
1081'3"
passenger station (no passing siding)

13.1
1081'3"
Aluminum Corp. of America

13.1
1081'3"
Magnolia Colliery - Chartiers Gas Coal Co.

13.?
1081'?
Pennsylvania Transformer Company (north)

Canonsburg, PA

13.6
1122'6"
Hazel Mine

13.7
1130'9"
Fort Pitt Bridge Works (south)

13.7
1130'9"
Canonsburg Pottery Co.

13.7
1130'9"
M.L. Taylor Estate

14.0
1155'6"
Canonsburg Milling Co.

14.1
1163'9"
Donaldson Supply & Equipment Co.

14.1
1163'9"
station

14.3
1180'3"
Canonsburg Steel & Iron Works

14.3
1180'3"
Hardy & Ranking

14.5
1196'9"
Altmans Cash Feed Store

14.5
1196'9"
M. Rom & Sons No. 1

Houston, PA

14.9
1229'9"
W.S. George Pottery Co.

14.9
1229'9"
McFarlane Colliery - Robert McFarlane

14.9
1229'9"
Vitro Mfg. Co.

15.1
1246'3"
storage on siding (no carload delivery)

15.2
1254'6"
"Houston" tower

15.2
1254'6"
junction with Westland branch - see below; elev. 946ft

15.3
1262'3"
station

15.3
1262'3"
Boyd Colliery - R.W. Boyd

15.8
1304'6"
passing siding (no carload delivery)

16.0
1321'
station

16.2
1337'6"
Lindley Colliery - Pittsburgh Coal Co.

Meadowlands, PA

17.9
1477'9"
station

18.0
1485
junction with Meadowlands and Zediker siding - see below

18.4
1518'
passing siding (no carload delivery)

18.4
1518'
Rich Hill Colliery - McClane Mining Co.

19.0
1568'6"
Enterprise Colliery - Springer Coal Co.

19.4
1601'
Pyramid Oil Co.

Arden, PA

19.9
1642'3"
station

Washington, PA

20.6
1700'
Sims Lumber Co.

Tylerdale, PA

21.1
1741'3"
F.J. Krees Box Co.

21.1
1741'3"
Protected Steel Products Co.

21.5
1774'3"
Washington Colliery - Hillman Coal Co.

21.6
1782'6"
B&O R.R. connection via Tylerdale Connecting Railroad

21.7
1790'9"
Dunbar & Wallace Lumber Co.

21.8
1799'
station

Washington, PA

22.0
1815'6"
O'Brien Steel Construction Co.

22.0
1815'6"
I. Richman & Co. No. 1

22.0
1815'6"
Russell Bros.

22.1
1823'9"
Fair Grounds

22.1
1823'9"
Sinclair Refining Co. No. 1

22.2
1832'
Duncan & Miller Glass Company

22.2
1832'
Star Foundry Co.

22.2
1832'
Household Products Co.

22.2
1832'
Albert Packing Co.

22.2
1832'
I. Richman & Co. No. 2

22.4
1848'6"
McVehil Plumbing Co.

22.5
1856'9"
City Coal Co.

22.5
1856'9"
Atlantic Refining Co.

22.5
1856'9"
Keystone Builders Supply Co.

22.6
1865'
Washington Ice Co.

22.6
1865'
W.A. Litle Lumber Co.

22.6
1865'
team tracks

22.7
1873'3"
freight station

22.7
1873'3"
passenger station Chestnut Street

22.7
1873'3"
M. Rom & Sons No. 2

22.7
1873'3"
Pennsylvania Mgr. Co.

22.8
1881'6"
Mississippi Glass Co.

23.0
1898'6"
engine house

23.3
1922'3"
Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. No. 1 Plant

23.5
1939'9"
Main Street station

23.5
1939'9"
P.C.C.&St.L. R.R. - end of main track

23.6
1947'
Judson Wiley & Sons

23.6
1947'
Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. No. 2 Plant


Bridgeville & McDonald Branch

Distance measured from Chartiers Branch junction.


Actual
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Description

Bridgeville, PA

0.0
0'0"
station

0.0
0'0"
J.H. Lutz

0.5
41'3"
crosses "Chartiers Creek"

0.7
58'9"
Pittsburgh & West Virginia Ry. Co. interchange tracks, siding with two tracks, last goes to PWVA

0.8
66'
Ada Biron (coal mine?), trailing point left side

0.8
66'
Limestone Products Co.

1.0
83'6"
crosses "Millers Run" creek (which then flows into the Chartiers creek)

1.2
99'
crosses "Millers Run" tributary; elev. 828ft

1.4
116'6"
National Colliery - H.C. Frick Coke Co., siding, left, three tracks

Sygan, PA

1.5
124'9"
station

1.6
132'
Pittsburgh & West Virginia Ry. Co. track-level crossing (right to left)

Morgan, PA

2.4
198'
station

2.4
198'
crosses "Millers Run" tributary

Treveskyn, PA

3.0
248'6"
station (this is on a passing siding)

3.3
272'3"
crosses "Millers Run" tributary

3.4
281'6"
Vulcan Colliery - Alex McLean Mining Co.; siding, right, two tracks and small spur

3.4
281'6"
crosses "Millers Run" tributary

3.5
289'9"
crosses "Millers Run" tributary

3.8
314'6"
P.&W.VA. R.R. crosses over track on bridge (left to right); elev. 890ft

Gladden, PA

4.3
355'3"
station; elev. 910ft

4.7
388'3"
Leonard DeSmet Lumber Co.; facing point right spur

Cecil, PA

5.3
437'9"
station

5.3
437'9"
junction with Miller's Run extension

5.3
437'9"
junction with B&M branch

5.3
437'9"
station

Bishop, PA

6.4
528'6"
end Miller's Run extension

6.7
553'3"
end of Bridgeville & McDonald Branch


Westland Branch

Distance measured from Chartiers Branch junction.


Actual
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Description

Houston, PA

0.0
0'0"
"Houston" tower; elev. 946ft

0.1
8'3"
junction with Palanka branch - see below

0.1
8'3"
station

0.3
25'9"
C.L. Reed Lumber Co.

0.3
25'9"
crosses "Chartiers Run" (creek)

2.8
231'
crosses "Chartiers Run"

3.5
289'9"
crosses "Chartiers Run" tributary; elev. 989ft

Brevard, PA

3.8
314'6"
station

3.8
314'6"
Rae Coal Co.

3.8
314'6"
Indyke Construction Co.

3.9
322'3"
crosses "Chartiers Run"; elev. 994ft

Westland, PA

4.6
380'
station

4.6
380'
crosses "Chartiers Run"

4.8
396'6"
crosses "Chartiers Run"

5.0
413'
end of track Westland branch

5.3
437'9"
end of Westland branch right of way; elev. 1018ft


Palanka Branch

Distance measured from Westland Branch junction. Runs northwest off of the Westland Branch.


Actual
1/64
Description

Houston, PA

0.2
17'6"
W.M. Templeton & Sons Grain Elevator

0.3
25'9"
Cummins spur

1.1
91'9"
passing siding (no carload delivery)

Palanka, PA

1.4
116'6"
Midland Colliery - Pittsburgh Coal Co.

1.7
140'3"
end of Palanka branch


Meadowlands and Zediker Siding

Distance measured from Chartiers Branch junction.


Actual
1/64
Description

Houston, PA

1.7
140'3"
end of Meadowlands and Zediker siding