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The C&I Railroad's last trip to
Colver, April 22 1994, Part 3


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The third segment of this four-part rail journey begins in the Colver C&I Railroad yard. The engineer finds the ten coal cars waiting for delivery to a Conrail spur in Ebensburg, hooks them to the engines and turns back on the return journey and beyond, to the destination. Belsano, a quick look at the valley occupied by Twin Rocks, Cardiff, Eleanor yards, and parts of Nanty Glo are glimpsed before this segment ends in Beulah. There are some sightings of the entire train proceeding down the tracks, and some conversation about the beauty of the route and the lack of support for preserving it as a tourist train route is heard.

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The picture below, sent by Eddie Thompson, is of a portion of the Cardiff Mine tipple when the structure had begun falling into disrepair.

Next: The final journey of the C&I comes to its end.

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