"Anybody know what happened to the old engines that were stored on the tracks the tack cars are now occupying? Are they gone for good? I went there two days ago to take measurements off some of the SD-9's but didn't see them."
"Micheal I did see the schellville crews making track adjustments and tie replacements along what remains of the Sonoma Branch. Perhaps they are getting ready to store the dead locomotives on that line."
You write "But we all decided to not get into politics on this site..."
I don't recall taking any such pledge.
Railroading, as most things in life, is inseparable from government and politics. NCRA, SMART, …"
"Fear of crude by rail is neither a politically left or right issue. It's driven by paranoid people across the political spectrum, most of whom listen to radio or read web sites that constantly push fear by focusing on disasters and…"
"The loonies everywhere are trying to stop oil trains. For example, in Benicia, Valero has for several years been trying to win approval to build a crude-by-rail offloading terminal. Two 50-car trains per day would be arriving at the…"
"Dave S. - That is my conclusion also. I have also noticed that many communities have a fear of oil trains based on a few bad incidents that involved derailments. Many communities either don't allow railroads to store empty or full tank cars…"
"A few years ago they couldn't manufacture tank cars fast enough to support the fracking boom, and then the Feds mandated revised designs to increased safety standards. Now with depressed crude oil prices, many fracking projects are…"
"Richard, I think the dead line would roll again. Its very common that an engine would sit in the dead line for years and move with out a problem. Most recently they broke up the engines in Eureka.
I think parking the engines that they will…"
J, if they're so care free, why did they care enough to interfer with PL logging, and now to sue the NCRA? The growers may or may not have any influence over the RR, but the environmental groups who are opposing the RR sure do.
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