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    Centralia, PA

    I can't find any posts about this, but I have a hard time imagining that it has not come up.

    Not far from the Rally site is Centralia, PA, the town that had it's underground coal catch fire. It has since been mostly evacuated but continues to smolder underground. It's worth a 30 minute stop to look around.

    Google it or use wikipedia for more information.

    Here you see the old road that is cracked and buckled from the heat, with smoke coming out. It's sort of like Yellowstone in the East!
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    It's been discussed here briefly.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=50783&page=3

    Start on the bottom of the page, at post #45.

    A few more posts on the following page.

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    I figured it must have popped up somewhere. Nice job finding it. No use continuing here, go to that thread.

    I will say that if you are in the area, I enjoyed it. Some obviously did not, but I find abandoned areas pretty fascinating and if you are willing to look around, go around barriers, etc., you can find interesting stuff.

    Pre reading the history will add to the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    I figured it must have popped up somewhere. Nice job finding it. No use continuing here, go to that thread.

    I will say that if you are in the area, I enjoyed it. Some obviously did not, but I find abandoned areas pretty fascinating and if you are willing to look around, go around barriers, etc., you can find interesting stuff.

    Pre reading the history will add to the fun.
    Abandoned towns? We've got a lot that are on their way, but you might like,

    Austin PA, http://austindam.net/

    If you're ever in Johnstown, PA, down near Pittsburgh, the flood museum is a must see.
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