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I'm not sure what David's source for that claim is, but I have never come across anything to suggest it. If you look at the ravine next to the Collins Farm it would have only made sense for the engineers in the 1800's to have placed the railroad bed where it is today. It they ran it through the ravine the tracks would have dipped down significantly and been subjected to flooding. I think even nineteenth century engineers would have been smart enough to avoid that potential problem. Perhaps David is thinking the cut was where the railroad and Lewisburg Pike intersect. However, the cut was (and still is) further up the tracks, closer to the old section of town.