Out of service decades before the creation of Conrail, this connecting track between the abandoned and dismantled Reading branch from Rupert to Benton and PRR's branch from Watsontown to Berwick was still in place through abandonment of that line from M.P. 14 to Berwick by Conrail in 1978. After special trains stopped running to the fair in Bloomsburg, this connection was rarely, if ever, used. This connection was where the Reading branch followed along the east bank of Fishing Creek and the PRR crossed over Fishing Creek and the Reading branch at Paper Mill in the area of Bloomsburg and Lightstreet, PA. This view is looking upgrade towards the still active at that date, Watsontown-Berwick Secondary.

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Paper Mill

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Submitted by Jim Appleman on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 08:59