CMSL Arson

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mgdemarco
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CMSL Arson

Post by mgdemarco » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:39 pm

Once again the CMSL has been hit by vandals:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 3391c.html

Again, notice the NIMBISM.

Why is the CMSL keeping equipment in this area?

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Post by glennk419 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:22 pm

Once again, idiot politicians with nothing better to do than lay blame where it doesn't belong. Maybe if they would step up to the plate and recognize this for what it is...trespassing and vandalism...and start enforcing the LAW instead of whining about the cars being there, this crap would stop. Do we know what equipment was damaged? I wonder how Mayor Doughty and Deputy Mayor Leusner would feel if this destruction happened to their property!!!???
Glenn

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Post by themallard » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:11 pm

It's a real shame. It's not the Railroad's fault, it has existed for roughly a century. Why should it be blamed for the social problems of Rio Grande, and the ineffectiveness in the treatment of vagrants and vandals?

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Post by JJMDiMunno » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:34 am

And this, folks, is why they're looking to move their equipment to Tuckahoe...

And this will happen sooner rather than later, I hope...

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Post by mgdemarco » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:33 am

Mike, is there more work that needs to be done at Tuckahoe before they can store the trains there?

The CMSL doesn't have a better place to keep its equipment at right now than Rio Grande?

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Post by glennk419 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:51 am

Tuckahoe has more capacity than in the past but I'm not sure it's enough for everything that's at Rio Grande. I spoke with a CMSL employee a couple weeks ago who said there was a concerted effort to get all of the rolling stock out of RG ASAP, and this was before the fire. He also said that the neighbors in Tuck were much more accommodating than further south and were even "keeping an eye on things". I would imagine that all of the RDC's and the Tempel would need to have some brake maintenance at a minimum before they can be moved, not sure how roadworthy some of the other cars are. I hate to see all of Tony's and others' efforts to preserve and operate this equipment be destroyed by a few who have no regard for anything.

Another issue that could affect Tuckahoe capacity is the occasional storage of tank cars which helps to provide some revenue. I also don't know if the Circus Train will be coming down again but, if so, space will be needed for that as well.
Glenn

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Post by glennk419 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:14 am

Does anyone know which equipment was damaged by this fire?
Glenn

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