Log Train Wreck
Where there was no navigable water in the area of cutting, narrow gauge trains where used to transport logs to the waterways where they then navigated down the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to the mills or taken directly to the mills by rail. As can be seen there were many pitfalls along the way. In this case the creek apparently washed away the embankment where the tracks were layed. I wonder how they ever retrieved it and if anyone was killed?
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