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This list is to serve those interested in the E&P from 1858 through the current time.
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The Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad, chartered on April 1, 1858, was organized to take over a railroad already under construction by the Erie and Northeast Railroad between Girard, Pennsylvania, then known as Miles Grove, and Jamestown. The line was completed to Jamestown by January 1860 and subsequently extended (under a new State authorization) to New Castle by June 15, 1864.

Segments of the line were taken out of service during the Penn Central era. Major portions were taken out of service and subsequently abandoned during Conrail’s line rationalization process. Several pieces of the line remain in service in late 2001 - Industrial trackage west of State Street, Erie (CSX); the Pyramid lead vicinity Dock Junction, Erie (CSX); trackage at the NS-B&LE interchange in Shenango (NS with CSX trackage rights); the bridge over the Shenango reservoir (cut and throw from the former parallel EL line) (NS); lead track to the Reynolds Industrial Park, Victory (NS); between Sharpsville and Wheatland (NS); and between Harbor Bridge and “Castle” (now CP 75) (ISS Rail, Inc).
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The picture above is looking westward at Block Station “RT” (Roberts) ca. 1920. The train might be No. 424, due by at 10:19 a.m., 2 hours - 43 minutes out of Erie and 1 hour - 51 minutes remaining to Pittsburgh. The lower quadrant semaphore for the eastward Track No. 1 indicates – clear block. The Shenango River is just to the right down the bank. This is an edited and colorized copy of the medallion engraving used on the E&P stock certificates. A.B. Buchan collection

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