Duffy's Cut Railroad Workers' 1-Year Memorial Service Scheduled

The memorial service will take place on March 9 at 2 p.m.

A memorial service has been scheduled for the dozens of Irish railroad workers who died at the Duffy's Cut railroad construction site in Malvern. The memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 9, at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd.

West Laurel hill Cemetery has announced Saturday's 2 p.m. service will be in honor of the one-year memorial service anniversary for the Duffy's Cut workers.

One hundred eighty years after dozens of Irish immigrants died and were buried en masse at the Duffy's Cut railroad construction site in Malvern, hundreds of Irish and Americans paid their respects Saturday in Bala Cynwyd as five of the victims were reburied and all were memorialized.

Researchers who excavated the burial site for the past eight years believe that though a cholera outbreak was blamed in 1832 when the workers died, at least some were murdered.

Read more about the Duffy's But railroad workers on Patch:

  • Duffy's Cut Teen's Remains To Be Buried in Ireland
  • Memorial Planned for Duffy's Cut Railroad Workers

Remains of a sixth worker were identified and taken to Ireland for burial. The other 51 known dead are unreachable, in a mass grave under Amtrak train tracks.


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