Where is the Tresckow Branch a 7 mile branch up for abandonment in Carbon Schuylkill county?

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Where is the Tresckow Branch a 7 mile branch up for abandonment in Carbon Schuylkill county?
Posted by roundstick on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:14 PM

SERVICE DATE – DECEMBER 27, 2021 OEA SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD WASHINGTON, DC 20423 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Docket No. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1195X) Consolidated Rail Corporation – Abandonment Exemption – in Schuylkill & Carbon Counties, Pa. ABANDONMENT TYPE The time for comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) has expired in this: (X) Notice of Exemption ( ) Petition for Exemption ( ) Regulated Abandonment ( X ) NO NEW COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED ( ) NEW COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED In this proceeding, the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) filed a notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. § 1152.50 seeking exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. § 10903 to abandon a line of railroad in Schuylkill and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania. The rail line, known as the Tresckow Branch, extends approximately 7.7 miles from milepost 0.00 to milepost 7.7 (the Line). The Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) served a Draft EA for this proceeding on December 7, 2021 for public review and comment. In the Draft EA, OEA recommended one environmental condition and concluded that the proposed action would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment. 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 1:32 PM

Ex-CNJ to Silver Brook Colliery, I believe.  Tresckow is about 3 miles south of Hazleton.

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Posted by roundstick on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:51 PM

I will google earth it...maybe its worth saving oddly there is no plans for a trail or a train...I know that there there is the Lehigh Valley Trail and the Switchback trail..If weather might breaks do a hike up there pretty country..

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:20 AM

Look at the STB website under filings for the abandonment dockets in question. In the back of the initial filing should always be a sketch or map as an exhibit for the abanadonment. For AB 167_1195(x) it's in the 10/18/21 filing (PDF Page 29 of 29) of Filing #303097...

The lawyers used a doctored version of a USGS quad sheet on this one ( a slightly better version than what most lawyers/attorneys use in these documents. Most exhibits submitted are crap (especially for what is supposed to be a professional document) Somebody at STB ought to take the crayons away from these clownsAngry)

 USRA did not originally designate the line to Conrail in the original 1976 Final System Plan (FSP orphan line? .... Story in there somewhere)

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west

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