Western PA Railroad Map of 1876

This 1876 map contains two proposed steam railroads to pass through Cranberry Township. No information has been found to determine the name of either railroad beyond what is shown on the map. Had both roads been constructed, the crossing might have been known as Glen Eden Junction or Crossing.

One road began at the point in Pittsburgh and ended at New Castle, a steel town. The other began near Sharpsburg, a small town 20-30 minutes up the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. This road ended near Rock Point, a source of limestone, used in the steel making process.

Imagine the impact on the development of Cranberry, having 2 railroads in place 30 or so years ahead of the Harmony Line interurban trolley (1908-1931).