Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading
As the late ( how late?) Senator Dirkson one said "A million here, a million there pretty soon you are talking real money."
500 million to renovate NWP trackage to Eureka? Eureka, I've found it as the saying went. I don't think that I would spend 500 million dollars to go to Eureka? I'd rather go to Saint Petersburg, Russia for that amount of cash/money or indebtedness. Think of all the lumber to be brought out of Arcata/Eureka? They could drop a bunch of them OLD redwood trees. Who needs old trees? Just like old folks--time to make way for the young. If Weyerhauser or Boise Cascade had had their say there would be no old woods to fell.
Besides, since that 500 million will not come out of my hide since I'm going to hide let the money roll like dice upon the craps table. Betcha they crap out if that funding funds a no-fun no revenue producing line to one of California's least attractive cities--not to mention its educational level.
I have gone on since I AM a true 49er. Came/went to Cal. in 1949.
Ex-Californian, Steven R.Bell