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 Post subject: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:13 pm 
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heres 2 bitty coal cars that were bought by 2 members of the UGM team from Seldom Seen Coal Mine Tour in western PA and moved to the UGM rail facility. these cars have been in storage for the last 5 years and John is hauling them back to the Bitty fields where they belong. The smaller one is going to OVCC, and the larger one is going to Johns place.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Are those cars original or has the wood been replaced?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:22 pm 
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i think the larger one is original, the smaller one has been rebuilt for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:30 pm 
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Are they originally from seldom seen? It's nearly time to turn under that corn stubble.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:36 pm 
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well we bought them from seldom seen. im not sure if they are original from there or not but thats where we got them from. there is a string of them sitting in an abandoned tunnel inside the mine there that look very similar to these........

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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:31 am 
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These cars came from the Seldom Seen in 2007. The guy who used to run the tour there, Glenn, bought them a ways back and used them on floats in parades in the Northern Cambria/Patton area. He told me they came from an old guy near Altoona that was rebuilding and selling mine cars and that the old guy also had a small mine on his property.

Fast forward to 2012. I got a call about a guy near Altoona that was selling a bunch of mining junk from his dad's mine. Welp, sure enough, that was the place. The old man passed away and his kids were cleaning the place out. One mine car left that they wouldn't sell. Tipple and fan were still there. PJ and I went up there and ended up with a bunch of junk. Story was the old man was a bit of a rebel and bootlegged coal. Classic one-man mine. I don't think I took any pictures but PJ might have...

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 Post subject: Re: Moving 2 Bitty Cars Back Out West
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:59 pm 
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PJ post 'em if ya got 'em

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