The remains of one of the railroad workers unearthed at Duffy's Cut will be buried in Ireland in March, according to a recent report in the Daily Local.
Ruddy, a common laborer, died at Duffy’s Cut, a location west of today’s Malvern where construction workers were building the Philadelphia and Columbia Rail Road. Workers were cutting through a hill. The fill was being used in a valley to make a land bridge to level the roadway.
The workers came down with cholera, died and were buried at the site.
The article also points out that Sen. Bob Casey was able to get the work moving again at Duffy's Cut after work was halted due to the dig site's proximity to Amtrak rail lines.
Five other sets of remains from the dig site were buried in a Bala Cynwyd cemetery last March.
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