Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

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Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby NYSW3614 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:42 am

In the Eagle today. http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=457187

The one and only customer of the line I believe?

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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby blockline4180 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:11 pm

Yup!!

You can kiss it goodbye, unless someone else moves in or a passenger tourist operation comes in, but that is doubtful!!

You really hate to see this and people loose their jobs!! :-(
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby toolmaker » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Isn't the parent company "Trinity" a rail car builder and does anyone in the area know what type of castings they make at this foundry?
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:37 am

How long is this branch ?
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby rob216 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:32 pm

U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:How long is this branch ?

The line is about 4 miles long.
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:41 pm

rob216 wrote:
U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:How long is this branch ?

The line is about 4 miles long.

Forgot to ask before,which railroad serves this branch ?
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby SEPTAR2Newark » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:10 pm

U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:
rob216 wrote:
U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:How long is this branch ?

The line is about 4 miles long.

Forgot to ask before,which railroad serves this branch ?


Owner/operator is East Penn, interchange with NS is in Topton.
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:55 pm

SEPTAR2Newark wrote:
U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:
rob216 wrote:
U.V.#200 GE70 Tonner wrote:How long is this branch ?

The line is about 4 miles long.

Forgot to ask before,which railroad serves this branch ?


Owner/operator is East Penn, interchange with NS is in Topton.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:54 am

Actually, a heavy industry around that long, there is a good chance of EPA issues to clean up when it's knocked down which may require rail use.
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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:16 am

lvrr325 wrote:Actually, a heavy industry around that long, there is a good chance of EPA issues to clean up when it's knocked down which may require rail use.



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Re: Kutztown Branch- Not Long for This World?

Postby jrevans » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:24 am

As I posted over on rf.net, I definitely don't hold out much hope for the line after the foundry shuts down.

East Penn was quick to bail on the Colebrookdale / Barto Branch, and I doubt they'll be slow on this one. The only hope that I see, is State / County purchase, or a tourist line. (I am bummed that the Kutztown East Penn excursions ended before I got to ride them.)
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