Five Star Trail - Local History

Current train traffic along the trail is operated by Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad on the former Conrail Southwest Secondary Branch, which runs from behind Greengate Mall to Connellsville. They operate 2 to 4 trains a day with 6-10 cars each; these trains shouldn’t run faster than 10mph. Before Conrail took it over, the line was operated by the Pennsylvania RR.

A Railroad Museum at Youngwood in December 2024 was open 11 to 8 on Fridays. Since the place is staffed by volunteer it would be best to check. 724-925-7355

Youngwood was the north terminus for the Laurel Highland Railroad’s “Highlander”, a scenic passenger train, which no longer operates..