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The last of the coal from Beesleys Point, sitting on a mile-long train that straddled three towns from Collingswood to Audubon last night. Local railroad expert @hudsoncurt was fortunately on hand to tell me what I was looking at. The whole procession had stopped at Collings Avenue while the railyard was looking for a place to divert it; the last car was stopped just shy of Nicholson Road. The coal, which is bound for a North Carolina refinery, took three engines at the front of the train to pull it. While cargo loads like this once were commonplace along Atlantic Avenue, we may not see their like again, he said. Thanks, Curt!
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