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Duffy's Cut, USA

From series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
Year: 19th century.

The world’s most mystical railroad is located in Pensylvania. For many years a stretch of railroad named Duffy’s cut inspires musicians and filmmakers to create new and new masterpieces. In 1832 a railroad contractor hired 57 workers, two months later, all 57 lost their lives under mysterious circumstances. The workers are believed to have died during another outbreak of cholera. They were buried in a common grave near the intersection of King Road and Sugartown Road. This section of railroad is considered the most abnormal one.

Duffy's Cut, USA Local residents and train drivers believe that the railroad is haunted. The images of people walking on the tracks, horrified inexperienced drivers time and again, only a miracle had prevented accidents. A huge number of anomalous facts associated with the Duffy’s cut railway, attracted researchers and archaelogists. Archaeological excavation by a research team began in 2004, five years later, the researchers announced their discovery that shocked the world.

The researcher suggested the possibility that the workers died in a violent manner. It’s possible that some of them were buried alive in the common grave. To honor the immigrant workers, commemorative memorials have been established nearby, since then the number of abnormal phenomena decreased significantly. Nonetheless, the mysterious railway Duffy’s cut continues to attract adventurous travellers. They do their best to gaze into the vicinities, hoping to see a real ghost. To the beginning - Aso Minami Route

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Nearest airports:
 »  Philadelphia Airport PHL - in 30 km
 »  Northeast Philadelphia Airport PNE - in 44 km
 »  Atlantic City Airport ACY - in 104 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 126 km
 »  Baltimore - Washington Airport BWI - in 136 km
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Best hotels near Duffy's Cut

General Warren Inne

Located in 1 km from Duffy's Cut
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Rooms: 8
An iPod docking station and a work desk are offered in each uniquely decorated room at General Warren Inne. A private bathroom is also provided. The … More: photo, rates and booking
The Desmond Hotel

Located in 2 km from Duffy's Cut
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Rooms: 194
Rooms include a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Complete with a refrigerator, the rooms also have a coffee machine. Featuring a … More: photo, rates and booking
Sheraton Great Valley Hotel

Located in 4 km from Duffy's Cut
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Rooms: 198
Spacious allergy-free rooms offer a seating area and a work desk. Cable TV is also provided for guests at Great Valley Hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and … More: photo, rates and booking
Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge

Located in 6 km from Duffy's Cut
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Rooms: 229
The Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge offers everything needed for a pleasant stay, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre and seasonal … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Duffy's Cut - Philadelphia

Walkers should definitely take a stroll along the famous Elfreth's Alley, as it is the oldest street in the city. A walk through the picturesque streets will be an unforgettable journey into the past; a lot of beautiful buildings of the early 18th century have remained there. Miniature houses seem to be just fabulous comparing with large-scale modern buildings. The beautiful alley became a permanent venue for interesting national festivals and cultural events.
The Betsy Ross House is the most remarkable among those buildings. According to one legend, in the middle of the 18th century, there lived a girl named Betsy. She has sewed the first American flag in the world, which has been remaining the undisputed symbol of the country for many years.

There are about twenty religious monuments of different eras in the city. Gloria Dei Church and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church are considered to be the most scenic. To make the cultural program diverse devote some time to local museums. One of the most visited venues is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of paintings by Van Gogh.
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