Action Mining
Action Mining's tipple sits at the southern edge of Meyersdale. The loadout is served by rail, but the coal arrives primarily by truck. This mine was mostly dormant for the 1990s seeing a train every 8 months to a year or so. recently however the mine has been getting a train almost every month. Trains come empty from Cumberland, load over a day or two at the mine, then get pulled back to the main and handled back to Cumberland.

The conductor swings aboard just as the loaded coal drag is departing the loadout. The train has received an additional 3 units to help pull the heavy consist up the grade.

To see this drag as it works up the grade from the Casselman river to the main, click to the Branch, Salisbury Junction and Viaduct pages NOW.

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