Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

C&I Railroad Hoodelbug

The Cambria & Indiana County Railroad operated a 'hoodlebug' on its line serving the towns of Rexis, Colver, Revloc and Nanty Glo. until the early 1930s. Hoodlebugs were battery operated passenger cars. Today the route is part of the Ghost Town Trail.

Hoodlebugs also operated on the rail line between Indiana and Blairsville, now the location of the Hoodlebug Trail. In some other parts of the country they were called Doodlebugs. In the western U.S. and Canada they were known as Galloping Geese.