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Post by BigBarney » Wed. Dec. 13, 2023 11:56 am

New news article I came across... Railway being rebuilt...

https://www.railwayage.com/freight/short-lines-re ... -1mm-tons/

Goal of hauling 1m tons of anthracite achieved in 2023... Congratulations to all...

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Post by gaw » Wed. Dec. 13, 2023 9:11 pm

I see them Reading and Northern trains a lot, they sure seem to be busy. They are running on tracks once thought to never see trains again. Good to see a local success story.

 
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Post by hank2 » Fri. Dec. 15, 2023 1:35 am

Andy Muller sure did a tremendous job getting that railroad going over the decades. And much else. They also do a lot of passenger excursions to Jim Thorpe from Reading, then Port Clinton.

The last passenger rail service from Reading to Phila. ended in 1981. There has been talk of revitalizing that for a very long time and it goes nowhere. Now, there's actually a 3 county commission working on it. They actually just got some research grant money. I know that some of the track in Montgomery County was in sad shape more than 50 years ago.


 
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Post by franpipeman » Sat. Dec. 16, 2023 9:10 am

Does the blue northern still have the miles of tank cars mothballed on their rails?

 
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Post by hank2 » Tue. Dec. 19, 2023 1:06 pm

franpipeman wrote:
Sat. Dec. 16, 2023 9:10 am
Does the blue northern still have the miles of tank cars mothballed on their rails?
Some years ago there were a lot of them parked on a rail west of Shoemakersville. Near the Schuylkill river. They've been gone from that location for years.

 
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Post by franpipeman » Thu. Dec. 21, 2023 9:30 am

thank on that Hank

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