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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

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  by Aa3rt
Hello John, Thanks for providing these vintage photos of one of my favorite shortlines!

If you can find it, the July 1944 issue of Trains carried a great article on the C&PA titled "Pennyslvania Pygmy".

That beautiful station in downtown Coudersport still stands and is now headquarters for the Coudersport police department and the Coudersport boro offices. Some photos of the building from George Elwood's "Fallen Flags" website:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-c/cp ... -sta-a.jpg

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-c/cp ... -sta-b.jpg

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-c/cp ... -sta-c.jpg

Here's a link to the Potter County, PA historical societies displays. The photos include the headlight from 4-4-0 #6 (It's a shame that loco wasn't preserved.) and a scale model of the Coudersport station.


Finally, here's a link to a discussion we had on this line about 5 years ago here at Railroad.Net:

  by 56-57
A piece of latter-day C&PA rolling stock exists, in the GE 44 tonner on the Stewartstown Railroad. Originally C&PA #D-1.
  by Aa3rt
Great photos Chris, thanks for sharing them.

In the early 1970's I used to pass through Coudersport frequently on my way to and from junior college. The C&PA ROW between Port Allegany and Coudersport was still very discernable in spots. IIRC, the line to Port Allegany was severed by floods in 1942 or 43 (Unsure of the actual date).

A great little line, I'm sorry I only learned of it as it was nearing the end of operations.

EDIT: BTW-It appears that the link to the Potter County Historical Sociery has been updated-here's the new link:

http://www.history.pottercountypa.net/p ... c-001f.jpg
  by delvyrails
Thanks, everyone for the postings and pix. Number 6 certainly was a classic 4-4-0. What a loss!
  by Aa3rt
A TERRIFIC find Chris! I've never seen any of these photos before, thanks for sharing the link!
  by Tom_E_Reynolds
Thank for posting the pics from Denver!
  by thebigham
Here's the C&PA row from Newfield Junction to Ulysses:

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qzgjkp ... int.qzb7qd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;\

It was abandoned in 1925. I've never explored this area.
  by pumpers
Wow, 1925 is early for a line to go out. It doesn't seem to have gone over very difficult terrain to maintain. Ulysses must not have been too much of a draw, that's for sure. As you probably know from other posts, I'm a fan of mapper.acme.com . Try this: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.88394,-77 ... ction%20pa" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You can follow the dotted line for the abandoned grade when it shows it in Topo mode, and when there is no line, you can make it out pretty well most of the time in Satellite mode. It sure had some wiggles on the south side of Ulysses to go around some small hills to avoid cuts and fills. JS
  by thebigham
Coudersport & Pine Creek ROW:

In Coudersport today, the C&PC row can still be seen leaving the former C&PA

The line was abandoned in 1901 after a saw mill in Sweden Valley closed.

Here's a quick map I did at Bing Maps of the line:

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