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Hidden Tracks

Underwater lie the stone blocks from a partially collapsed railroad bridge in a Pennsylvania ghost town….

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Hidden Tracks

Category Ghost Towns / Landscape/Nature / Large / Medium / Small
Date October 18, 2015

Underwater lie the stone blocks from a partially collapsed railroad bridge in a Pennsylvania ghost town. Rausch Gap owed its existence to coal and the railroad. By the late 1800s the poor quality of the coal was recognized and the economics of sustaining a settlement in a place so isolated were no longer feasible. Once boasting a population over a thousand, it is now desolate. Random foundations, a cemetery, and the railroad bridge remain as reminders of this once bustling community.

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