Rail has been removed all the way to Oxbow Rd in Littleton as of now, and I believe they intend to remove the rails up to Wing Rd in Bethlehem. I am not sure if they are going any farther than that.
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b&m 1566 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 13, 2023 3:09 pm It's unbelievable, the whole point of the state purchasing the ROW, was to preserve it for future railroad use. They now have a railroad asking to use the tracks and the politicians are saying no thanks.Proposals need to be viable and self-sustaining... CSRX might want to do 100 things but they need $$ and a ROI to make it work.
It's clear Maine is not interested, and if the Conway Scenic is really serious about expansion, they should refocus their efforts on the Conway Branch and forget about Maine. There's grass roots efforts taking place in Ossipee, to convert the ROW into a rail trail. They already have support from local business like Hobbs Brewery and town government but don't have any support at the state level (yet); if the railroad acts now, they can get a head of the rail trail movement before it gains momentum, like has happened in Maine.