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Everett Railroad Company

In August 1984, at Claysburg, PA, Everett Railroad GE 80-Ton #4 made a delivery of bauxite ore to the General Refractories Company. That train marked the rebirth of a railroad that had been dormant since 1982. In those two years, the railroad had been abandoned, sold, and moved from its home in Everett, PA, where it had served its namesake community since 1954. The new Everett Railroad was based in Claysburg, PA, on seven miles of railroad between Brooks Mill and Sproul, PA that Conrail had deemed excess. Two customers, Champion Homes and General Refractories wished to see rail service resumed. Working with those companies, the Everett restored the former-Conrail trackage and began operations on an as-needed basis.

Everett Railroad Company

Pennsylvania shortline

The Everett Railroad Company operates 23 miles of former Conrail (ex Pennsylvania, Penn Central) trackage in Blair County, Pennsylvania, near Altoona. The current Everett Railroad borrows the name of a previous shortline in a different location, and is itself the consolidation of several different shortlines that operated former Conrail branchlines in the area. Freight and tourist operations make use of two separate rail lines: one from Brooks Mill to Sproul and another from Roaring Spring to Curryville and Martinsburg. From Brooks Mill north, both lines connect to an interchange with Norfolk Southern in Hollidaysburg and the Everett's office and shop complex in nearby Duncansville. Seasonal tourist excursion service is offering utilizing both steam and diesel motive power.

Everett company map / Bill Metzger / web

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See also our Everett Railroad tourist collection in our Lagniappe pages

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This page was updated on 2016-08-27