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This time in Northwest Pennsylvania--the old Kinzua Bridge scenic line, and this time not caused by natural causes.

www.bradfordera.com/articles/2008/03/16/news/doc47dddf1dd9a36852794356.txt
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One of the locos in the fire was an ex-Huntingdon and Broad Top RR loco, which ran on the other side of the mountain from the EBT and later served on the Livonia, Avon, and Lakeville--which ran right behind my old house.
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Kevin,
 Nice catch. I imagine that it will hit our local paper today since the Bradford Era and Times Herald (Horrible) are now interrelated. I was fortuante enough to be able to have ridden that line before the bridge went down and had a grand trip. Later on I was able to walk on the bridge. It was a part of the state park and open to pedestrians when the train wasn't scheduled to be there. Pretty large blow to the area really in terms of tourist related things to do.

As much as I like the Aracade & Attica the Knox, Kane & Kinzua had a much better ride!

It's really sad that the vandalism & violence seen in most cities is becoming much more prevelant in the urban areas. Hope they catch the folks that did this. Even more I hope that things can be reparied.

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That's a real shame.  That kind of arson stuff happens here too.  What I find strange is how often it turns out to be a fireman who sets the blaze in the first place.  I knew the K&K had one of the Chinese steam engines built new in the late 1980s, but what was their other one?  Fires are bad for steam engines when the fire is on the outside.

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Wasn't the other one a Baldwin built 2-8-0? This is the kind of crap that makes me worry for our society as a whole! Hopefully, the engines aren't irrepairably damaged..../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/shocked.gif
 

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Posted By East Broad Top on 03/18/2008 12:36 AM
This time in Northwest Pennsylvania--the old Kinzua Bridge scenic line, and this time not caused by natural causes.

www.bradfordera.com/articles/2008/03/16/news/doc47dddf1dd9a36852794356.txt
This being a family-friendly forum, I'll refrain from letting my true feelings show/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/angry.gif

One of the locos in the fire was an ex-Huntingdon and Broad Top RR loco, which ran on the other side of the mountain from the EBT and later served on the Livonia, Avon, and Lakeville--which ran right behind my old house.
Later,

K
Darn thats to bad...I didn't know the tour train stopped running in the summertime.
 I was back in Ny, Ohio & Pa before retiring from Formica and  on a weekend,  I road the train at  Kane and over and across the Kinzua Bridge and back to Kane in July of 2000.   They had a park on the other side of the Bridge to have a picnic while the Eng. took on water  and then made a few pass over the bridge for photo shoots.. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif 

Then we picked up a Reading Caboose that they rent out over the week ends for tours to stay in. Then we headed back to Kane.PA. 

Then heard a few yr's ago that part of Kinzua bridge blow down in a bad storm.  
/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif" And to think I road across it." /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif

But all in all it was a great train ride going through the back country of PA.   The tracks were not level and coach's swayed back and forth.
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Sure will missed that tour train.   Its to bad there is poeple that don't give a Ch*t of any History and have to mess up a good thing to get there rocks off./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/angry.gif
 
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