2008-10-02 / Church News

Kinzua Bridge Railroad To Auction Its Inventory

KANE, Pa. (AP) - A railroad that once took passengers across the Kinzua Viaduct in northwestern Pennsylvania is selling off its entire inventory next month.

The Knox & Kane Railroad began doing business in 1987. Its business was hurt badly by a tornado that knocked down 11 of 20 bridge supports over Kinzua Gorge in July 2003.

The bridge, once the tallest and longest railroad bridge in the country, was never rebuilt. And, as a result, passengers stopped riding the railroad which could now only take them to the gorge and not over it.

The railroad will sell everything from steam engines to passenger cars on Oct. 10 and 11 during auctions in Kane, Nansen Junction and Marienville.

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