This section of the abandoned WM will mostly likely never again see rails nor even a rail trail. This section of right-of-way has been separated by two major obstacles. The first being the Warrior Run Power Plant that has been placed atop the right-of-way between here and North Branch. The second major obstacle is the Cumberland Municipal Airport. After the majority of the West Sub was abandoned in May 1975, the section of the WM between North Branch and the yards at Cumberland still remained in service up until Januray 1976. This remaining section was abandoned to construct a new runway at the airport. Welton Tunnel was sealed at the west portal with cinder blocks and the eastern approach was still down in the remainder of the deep cut surrounded by the two runways. It stayed this way for a long time until recently when the airport was forced to cover over the east portal and the cut at the east portal due to new FAA regulations. Before this the airport manager said that the east portal was down in the deep cut hidden from view as a result of trees on the right-of-way.
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