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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby east point » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am

Gilbert B Norman wrote:Messrs. O'Keefe and Stolberg; no wonder Marietta can be considered a railfan hot spot, as that is where the N,C, & StL (route of the Georgian and The Great Locomotive Chase and the line to Cincinnati (route of The Flamingo) converge. .


Mr. Norman you have it slightly wrong. The NC&SL route from Chattanooga and the L&N mainline route from Cincinnati - Knoxville converge at Cartersville, Ga. Now L&N's old line ( hook and eye ) came thru Copperhill Tn. down to Marietta to join the NC&SL route. That route is now run by the Georgia Northeastern RR from Copperhill to Marietta.
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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:52 am

Stand corrected, Mr. East Point.

All I know is that Vinings is a hot spot, at which you can have a good pizza and take in the action from both lines.
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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby gokeefe » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:41 am

Gilbert B Norman wrote:Accordingly, I doubt if Yager (too lazy to find the ASCII code for "a" with dots on top) would be too receptive for proposals for any kind of passenger train on his rails, for we all know railroading is "precision" :P


Waiting someone out on a multi-decade effort is not something that I see as insurmountable. Inconvenient? Perhaps. But not insurmountable.

Loss of rights of way, and/or a lack of public will? Might as well just walk away ...
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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby east point » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:38 pm

6 years from the AJC editorial and absolutely nothing done. Now the POLs are trying to get someone to build in the downtown RR gulch. That might sink any future station in that location .
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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby Bob Roberts » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm

Although some signs are pointing to it being the most likely location for Amazon HQ2. Its not impossible that the Atlanta proposal includes some promises of intercity and commuter rail and Amazon's RFP suggests they would value being located on top of a station. Disclaimer: all speculation, yada yada

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/new ... j=79109761
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Re: New Atlanta Station

Postby Arlington » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Amazon would definitely be the sort of anchor tenant who'd insist that space be left for a train station if their site straddled a passenger rail line.
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