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New Berlin & Winfield Railroad

One of the last narrow gauges undertaken, the New Berlin & Winfield was organized on September 27, 1904, by I.C. Burd. 

The purpose of this railroad was to serve the general transportation demands of an agricultural area along Penns Creek in Union County, Pennsylvania. In particular, the population sought more ready access to the county seat, Lewisburg, via the Philadephia & Reading at Winfield. 

The railroad was built from Winfield on the west bank of the Susquehanna River to New Berlin, a town of 527 people in 1905. It was a small narrow gauge of three locomotives, five passenger cars, and eight freight cars. The line offered relatively dense passenger service, typically of three trains in each direction daily except on Sundays. 

The property was abandoned on September 19, 1916. The Baldwin Locomotive Works acted as a broker for the engines selling the NB&WRR engines to the newly formed Argent Lumber Company.



 Midwest Central Railroad  Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 319−385−2912 (updated 01Aug16)