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ENTRY 1242 | JULY
This second segment
(of four) of the last trip to Colver by a C&I train that began
in Revloc, reaches Colver where it will add ten empty C&I coal
cars that had been sold to another railroad as the C&I was ending
operations. This train was set to end its trip at the Conrail tracks
at Ebensburg. By 1994, when this video was shot, Mine 33 at Ebensburg
was Bethlehem Mines' last working mine in the area and it was also
closing then. The rail yard at Revloc, property which, like the C&I
itself (and Heisley Mine), had been acquired by Bethlehem in 1948
after the death of John Heisley Weaver in 1934, was more conveniently
located to most of the company's work at the time than the C&I's
home offices, yards, and car shops in Colver.
the > on the video to launch. After the video launches, double-click
the screen to play it at full-screen. If your browser cannot open
the video in Windows Media format, you can try it on YouTube,
two, though no shorter in running time than part one, has fewer named
locations. But soon after the opening, the camera pans westward from
the Route 422 overpass for some good glimpses of Belsano. It also
has some interesting conversations between the videographer and the
engineer, including comments about the armed robbery of a C&I
train and the murder of one of its crewmen in 1924. (See
an account of that story, here.)
something totally different.
The photo above, at
first glimpse resembling a Japanese water color print, shows the one-time
Cardiff bridge that linked the original hamlet of company houses of
Nettleton to the main road to Twin Rocks (now known as Expedite Road).
By the time this was taken, the railroad had gone out of business
and the rail bed seems to have been turned into a trail or quad path.
Notice the large boulders blocking the path under the center of the
bridge and the easy workaround the users created. The bridge is seen
briefly in part one of the C&I video when the engines pass through
it. Thanks to Ed Thompson for sending this history-catching picture.