"As I mentioned in another post, I fear SMART's management isn't completely familiar with all the ramifications of operating a railroad connected to the national rail system which handles freight traffic under FRA regulations. I…"
"Thanks Bob; it sure does.
That's great news about the Lagunitas trackage. I want to say that Lagunitas has done some music/cultural event with a RR theme at some point?
Bear Republic (Racer 5) is another one along the line that…"
"Michael, exciting news if you guys are serious about coming up here... just don't bring any oil cars with you :) there has been some estimates to reopen the line to Cloverdale, I remembered seeing 12mil as the figure but 6mil…"
"Well, Jennifer, notwithstanding Sonoma's wine industry, which rivals next-door Napa's in quality, if not international fame, Sonoma has a craft beer industry that nobody else can touch. Perhaps a "beer train" wouldn't…"
"You're welcome, Michael! Tell Diet I sent ya. (Not sure if he will remember me, but I know him.) I know he's active on Facebook, so you should be able to connect with him that way. I didn't want to post any of…"
"Wow... Sounds very positive. :-) I'm delighted to hear.Since the "Wine" Train has been and is being done, should there be another? Perhaps a fresh angle, maybe: Beer and live music, food of course..."
"Thanks Bob. Very helpful. Doesn't seem like anyone mans their phones. You would think someone would return a cal or email to a company with cash to improve their railroad & create commerce. I'll try Mr. Stroeh. Maybe he can help me…"
"NCRA is a very small agency. They probably don't man their phones, etc. on a full-time basis. If you want to get NCRA's attention, I suggest you contact NCRA Board member Dietrich Stroeh who has an interest in seeing…"
"Good for you! It's about time. A look at the Napa Wine Train's business model and financials will likely indicate that excursion service in the Sonoma Wine Country would promise to be a very profitable enterprise. I…"
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