DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby motor1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:56 pm

They're removing the signals along the stretch being abandoned.

http://www.capegazette.com/article/rail ... ved/153330

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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:22 pm

Too bad. I've heard that some questioned the figure DelDoT came up- $3,000,000, and think it is just a sham to start getting the State out of the rail-operation subsidy business.
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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby RailVet » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:00 pm

During the last Toys-for-Tots run I learned from one in the know that it will cost $2.5 million to tear up the line, so that $3 million in "savings" (by abandoning this length of the line) is largely illusory.
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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:00 pm

There you have it !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby daybeers » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:22 pm

I'm guessing the tracks have been removed by now?
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Re: DCL's Lewes Swing-bridge

Postby RailVet » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am

The tracks on the south side of the bridge were pulled some time ago. Those on the north side, going to the railroad's only customer at the end of the line, are seen still in place in the latest Google Earth image. I haven't been back since the last cars were pulled out of Lewes so I can't say for certain if they're still there now but I'll ask around.
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