The 1.5-mile Chambersburg Rail-Trail may be one of the fastest turnarounds from railroad to greenway in the short history of the rails-to-trails movement. The line, which was owned and operated by CSX, was abandoned only in the late 90's, and was acquired by the borough for conversion to trail. The trail was constructed by the mid-2000's and today, less than a decade later, is a state-of-the-art asphalt greenway, lined with benches, trees and plaques interpreting numerous natural and historical features. The surrounding right-of-way was also converted from a combination of weeds and ballast to lush strips of grass, trees and bushes, and an old coal car and kitschy memorabilia like an old-time gas pump and giant, plastic ice cream cone both located next to the crossing at Lincoln Way serve as tributes to the glory days of the railroad and transcontinental Lincoln Highway, respectively. The trail also adjoins the "pump track," a rugged, BMX-style course immediately adjacent to the King Street crossing, and a footbridge across the Conococheague Creek serves as a link to Fort Park, a revitalized area that is centered around the site of Fort Chambers, which was the original incarnation of the town, and consists of a central plaza with numerous veterans' and civic memorials and monuments. The trail's high popularity with local residents, user-friendliness, with well-marked signs and several access points, as well as its role in helping to beautify and revitalize downtown Chambersburg, ranks the Chambersburg Rail-Trail alongside the Ephrata Linear Park and York City section of the York County Heritage Rail Trail, as one of the best examples of an urban greenway in central Pennsylvania.