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Re: PC: Goodby Conrail

----- Original Message -----
From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Goodby Conrail

> >As for someone rumoring there was one train a day using the Maybrook
> =
> >Line was a total lie.
> Information from the railfan press of the day.
> >Time will tell if NS goes through with the plan to rebuild the line.
> The =
> >owners of the bridge are in trouble anyway with the City of
> Poughkeepie, =
> >State, Coast Guard to name a few over taxes,
> Poughkeepsie Journal reported that the tax situation had been
> resolved before the bridge was transferred to the preservation group
> who now owns it.

There is still a dispute over state and city tax amounts not paid because
the group has no source of revenue
> > maintenance, lack of =
> >navigation lights that went out when Central Hudson pulled the plug
> and
> Of concern to the Coast Guard. Temporary navigation lights, on bouys
> and maintained by Coast Guard, are in place.
> >stopped paying CR $26G a year for use of the bridge by routing power
> =
> >lines near the bridge under the Hudson.
Nope, you're wrong. CR did not feel it was worth maintaining the bridge for
$26G a year only for Central Hudson and did not renew the lease and the
power was turned off before CR sold the bridge. CR originally hired a Texas
demolition company to blow up the bridge that never happned.

> Incorrect. CR sold the bridge. It was the new owner who doubled
> Central Hudson's rent immediately, causing them to move the lines
> ASAP under the river. Information from the Poughkeepsie Journal at
> the time.
> > That was part of the original =
> >deal with NH, to string power lines across the bridge and provde NH
> with =
> >free power for the navigation lights. So the current owners are
> still in =
> >trouble over this. They now want Central Hudson to remove the unused
> =
> >power lines and brackets but so far the utility company has not =
> >responded. The group claims, the wires distort the appearance of the
> =
> >bridge. So, with all this going up, may be resolved by NS if they go
> =
> >through with the plan.
> NS doesn't own the bridge. The preservation group does.
> > It gives them a good New England route from Port =
> >Jervis area as well as Croxton since there is no other Hudson River
> rail =
> >crossing.=20
Wake up. The tracks may be removed by you know who, but the ROW is fully
intact. I suggest you go there and walk the line. If it was as you said, NS
Officials would not have wasted there time looking over the line back in
February. You're not up on current events and only believe what you hear
from othere.

> On what ROW. It doesn't exist anymore.
> Peter King

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