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Old 10-18-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Panther Valley sold out to the C&S Railroad Corp., symbol CSKR. C&S was generally assumed to be "Carbon & Schuylkill" but the railroad was not known as that to the best of my knowledge. They continued to operate the railroad until just a few years ago, when they were replaced by the Reading & Northern as the operator of the line. Operations are 2-3 times a week, as needed last I have heard of this section. The line stretches 18 miles from Packerton Jct. (near Jim Thorpe, PA) to Hauck, PA.

NOTE: On researching this a bit further, and there is very little info to be found, it appears that the Reading & Northern held trackage rights over the C&S Railroad since the early 90s, likely in order to link their former Lehigh Valley and Reading segments. They did not have rights to serve customers.
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