R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby mikeexplorer » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:57 pm

There is drilling activity in the area where the landfill was supposed to go. Apparently there are large deposits of natural gas and the Resource Recovey LLC is making money with the gas. I also had a few discussions with SSRTA and they do not think the line will be reactivated. In addition, the landfill permit expired so they would have to go through the whole process again.

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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby jrevans » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:15 am

mikeexplorer wrote:here is drilling activity in the area where the landfill was supposed to go. Apparently there are large deposits of natural gas and the Resource Recovey LLC is making money with the gas. I also had a few discussions with SSRTA and they do not think the line will be reactivated. In addition, the landfill permit expired so they would have to go through the whole process again.

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Thanks for the update Mike.

If the landfill permit expired, that's likely a big obstacle to overcome.
And I doubt if any more ethanol plants will be built, since that fuel's folly has been seen and hopefully federal subsidies will end for it....

On the positive side, at least we now have legal precedence for reactivation of a railbanked rail line.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby FLRailFan1 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:19 am

I'm glad that a new Railroad is built on a rail-trail. I hope more rail-trails will become railroads again.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby Freddy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:10 pm

FLRailFan1 wrote:I'm glad that a new Railroad is built on a rail-trail. I hope more rail-trails will become railroads again.

You ain't the only one.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby FLRailFan1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:09 pm

Freddy wrote:
FLRailFan1 wrote:I'm glad that a new Railroad is built on a rail-trail. I hope more rail-trails will become railroads again.

You ain't the only one.


I would love to see the Midland (The old New Haven from Hartford to Willimantic) back as a railroad, with a trail next to it!! The line is active to Manchester...
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:16 pm

Where in Pennsylvania is that?
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby mikeexplorer » Thu May 30, 2013 4:01 pm

It is in Central PA, the proposed reactivation would have went to here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=gorton+pa ... 13797&z=16

It is now highly doubtful this line will see reactivation, RRLLC totally withdrew their landfill application and RJ Corman no longer has a need for the rail line. Snow Shoe Rails To Trails has negotiated with RJ Corman for continued usage of the trail, however Corman has closed the viaduct bridge to all users. Its a weird situation because SSRTA owns the railbed now, but because Corman has activation rights, they are somehow liable now. SSRTA is continuing to provide insurance for users of the trail.

I am glad to see this, The last thing we needed was another huge landfill ruining such a scenic area of PA. SSRTA is also one of very few rails to trails that allows motorized usage and it would have been a huge hit to the local economy.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby RussNelson » Thu May 30, 2013 8:59 pm

FLRailFan1 wrote:I'm glad that a new Railroad is built on a rail-trail. I hope more rail-trails will become railroads again.

I do, too. It will make it easier to convert a disused railroad into a trail, because all parties (trail advocates, rail advocates, railroads, and abutting property owners) will have more certain expectations. For example, the CMRR has no (current!) interest in using the tracks between Phoenicia and Highmarket. The sooner it gets converted into a trail, the sooner the railbed will be stabilized against flooding, and the bridges repaired.

For legal reasons, a trail which relies on easements desperately NEEDS at least the potential of being turned back into a railroad. Once that is gone, the easements expire, and there is neither trail nor rail.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby mikeexplorer » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:34 am

The landfill is dead now

Great News!

We have great news! Landfill developer, Resource Recovery, LLC (RRLLC), has withdrawn the landfill permit application! After almost nine years, we have stopped “the largest landfill east of the Mississippi!”

Thank you all so much for your support throughout the years – from the initial sign campaign that lined the roads of our Mountaintop communities in preparation for the Snow Shoe Township June 2004 meeting, to the “Stop the Centre County Dump” sign campaign that put hundreds of signs in yards, windows, and along the roadways throughout Centre and Clearfield Counties, to the great Peale Walk that raised awareness about the area we were trying to protect, to the “Flying Pig Postcard Campaign” that compared the truth to the fiction of RRLLC’s benefit claims, to the many letters you wrote, the petitions you signed, the meetings you attended, the numerous fund raisers you supported, the generous donations you sent year after year, and the words of encouragement that kept our spirits up during some of the most difficult periods.

You folks are great! We couldn’t have done it without you!
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby glennk419 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:02 am

mikeexplorer wrote:The landfill is dead now

Great News!

We have great news! Landfill developer, Resource Recovery, LLC (RRLLC), has withdrawn the landfill permit application! After almost nine years, we have stopped “the largest landfill east of the Mississippi!”

Thank you all so much for your support throughout the years – from the initial sign campaign that lined the roads of our Mountaintop communities in preparation for the Snow Shoe Township June 2004 meeting, to the “Stop the Centre County Dump” sign campaign that put hundreds of signs in yards, windows, and along the roadways throughout Centre and Clearfield Counties, to the great Peale Walk that raised awareness about the area we were trying to protect, to the “Flying Pig Postcard Campaign” that compared the truth to the fiction of RRLLC’s benefit claims, to the many letters you wrote, the petitions you signed, the meetings you attended, the numerous fund raisers you supported, the generous donations you sent year after year, and the words of encouragement that kept our spirits up during some of the most difficult periods.

You folks are great! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Sincerely, People Protecting Communities


You're only about two months late. BTW, this is a railroad chat board, not a Sierra Club soapbox.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby mikeexplorer » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:45 pm

glennk419 wrote:
You're only about two months late. BTW, this is a railroad chat board, not a Sierra Club soapbox.


I know what this is, the landfill proposal was why they were planning to rebuild the railroad.
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby Dick H » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:54 pm

ATTN: Moderators.

This is a railroad discussion board, not a political name calling board....
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Re: R. J. Corman reactivating a rail-banked line

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:13 pm

Please use the report function; moderators are part-time volunteers, and it's easier to find problem areas if you report. As admin, I'd be unlikely to see this as I cover all boards.

Nevertheless, you are correct, this is a railroad discussion and not a name-calling forum. Since the rail-line is dead, (a pity, although I understand no one wants a dump in their backyard), I'll lock the topic, but please take note of proper conduct elsewhere on the board.

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