jrevans wrote:Looks to me like the railroad is really trying to profit from this line sale that was bought so cheaply from the State, but that's what companies do.Is it just me, or am I thinking that when John Nolan sold his Penn Eastern Rail Lines, Inc. to East Penn Railways, it was not a good move. Seems since the venerable Colebrookdale Branch fell under the jurisdiction of East Penn Railways got, they fast-tracked its abandonement - - - and there is still a good customer on the line!
I think East Penn is bad news all around. All the goodwill and growth created by John Nolan is being destroyed by East Penn. What happened here? Corruption all over again?
BTW, when did the Reading rip up the Boyertown-Barto segment? Is there still track on the bridge that crosses over Rt. 532?
Also, great aerial shot of Boyertown yard taken from Google maps. The yard is packed. This is really criminal that East Penn is destroying a prosperous line. What more can be done to save the line?
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 7&t=k&z=16
rob216 wrote:...I have heard that county has decided to go and purchase the line. The have paid the 10% percent of the cost already.So, in the end, they will pay the ridiculous $2 million?
"A train running once a week is better than no train at all." - Me