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  • The row houses gap like rotten teeth. In some places, they've half collapsed, supported only by the houses on either side.

    Tar paper flaps in the wind, grime accumulates on most of the houses -- coal black dust that settles even in the grass and mud puddles.

    Mahanoy Plane was once an industrial juggernaut, sending about one boxcar full of coal rattling and crashing down to the railroad every minute.

    Now it's mostly silent. No one comes to Mahanoy Plane anymore, except the handful of residents. People only drive through it -- without slowing down.
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