Enola Branch

The Enola Branch is a railroad line owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The line runs from Washington Boro northwest to Marysville [ [http://www.pacerfarm.org/cgi-bin/sta01.cgi?div=ENO the NS Enola Branch] ] along a former Pennsylvania Railroad line. Its south end is at a former junction with the Atglen and Susquehanna Branch, where the Port Road Branch continues southeast. Its north end is at the Pittsburgh Line. Along the way, it meets the York Secondary at Wago Junction (near York Haven) and crosses the Lurgan Branch at Lemoyne.


The York and Cumberland Railroad opened the line from York north to Lemoyne in 1851; this is part of the current Enola Branch north of Wago Junction. [PDFlink| [http://www.prrths.com/Hagley/PRR1851%20Mar%2005.pdf PRR Chronology, 1851] |67.7 KiB , March 2005 Edition] The Northern Central Railway extended the line north to Dauphin in 1858; this extension south of Marysville is now the Enola Branch. [PDFlink| [http://www.prrths.com/Hagley/PRR1858%20Mar%2005.pdf PRR Chronology, 1858] |56.8 KiB , March 2005 Edition]

The Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad opened in 1877, including the Enola Branch south of Columbia. [PDFlink| [http://www.prrths.com/Hagley/PRR1877%20Jun%2006.pdf PRR Chronology, 1877] |156 KiB , June 2006 Edition] The York Haven and Rowenna Railroad opened the Shocks Mills Bridge and connecting trackage in 1905, running from Rowenna northwest to Wago Junction. [PDFlink| [http://www.prrths.com/Hagley/PRR1905%20Mar%2005.pdf PRR Chronology, 1905] |73.4 KiB , March 2005 Edition] The final piece of the Enola Branch opened in 1906, with the completion of the Atglen and Susquehanna Branch to Rowenna. [PDFlink| [http://www.prrths.com/Hagley/PRR1906%20Mar%2005.pdf PRR Chronology, 1906] |85.6 KiB , March 2005 Edition] The entire line became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Conrail through leases, mergers, and takeovers, and in the 1999 breakup of Conrail it was assigned to Norfolk Southern.


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