Short Lines & Branch Lines Volume 1

Short Lines & Branch Lines Volume 1


Short lines and branch lines play a vital role in the movement of merchandise.

Their primary purpose is to link industries requiring rail transport and provide an important connection to transport goods to and from smaller communities.

These lines interchange with main line railroads to export products destined for larger markets and import products and materials necessary for every day life in these communities.

In Volume 1, we’ll cover lines in the Lehigh River Valley.

We’ll look at the Northampton & Bath, Ironton, Chestnut Ridge and Lehigh Valley branch lines.

Narrated by Mike Bednar

Mostly color; approximately 59 minutes run time

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A preview of Short Lines & Branch Lines Volume 1