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Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Mine Cars

Although not really a project because it has already been restored, these mine cars are great pieces to add to our historic collection. These mine cars, purchased by Banks and John K. from the Seldom Seen Mine Tour, are our only pieces of equipment from the Bituminous Fields. These 2 cars are favorites to visitors because of their small size. When Banks and John decided to purchase these 2 cars, they wanted to get one of each example, a low seam car and a normal car. The nice thing about these cars is that they have brakes, which was unheard of on anthracite cars, they used sprags. A favorite game of UGM is to get someone going as fast as they can push in the low vein car and hopefully you can brake fast enough before you derail on the switch!


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