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Re: PC: Goodby Conrail

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From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Goodby Conrail

> >> >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.
Newspapers are a bad source of data when it comes to railroad issues as they
lack the knowledge and experience of sad topic. They will ask the next door
neighbor for any conflicting reports. That is no news.

> As stated below, information from the Poughkeepsie Journal, a
> reputable newspaper. (The oldest in NY, in fact.) Your source for
> conflicting information?
> >> 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.
> >
> > > 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.

I know the areas you speak of better than you.  My uncle lives in the white
house west of 9W in back of the ROW and that bridge over 44-55 was taken
down now last year, but several years ago.  ROW is not obliterated where
track could not be relaid.  The lines would need new track anyway, so what
is your point?

You failed to answer "why NS officials were here in February looking over
the line fior reuse".. You don not think it will happen, then tell that to
NS. Maybe too late to rebuilt the NYW&B bit not Maybrok Line.
> n
> I know what I have seen with my own eyes. The ROW immediately to the
> west of Route 9W on the west side of the bridge is built up about 20
> feet higher than original. Some sort of pipeline or power line was
> apparently installed on the ROW. It's not just missing track. ROW is
> obliterated. I see this 5 to 6 times a year, when I go to Ulster
> County.
> The substantial concrete bridge and its approaches over US44/NY55 was
> torn down last year. I pass by this every time I go to my dentist.
> I'm fully awake. I know what I see. Substantial physical impediments
> to relaying the line exist. It's not going to happen.
> When was the last time you saw the line where it passed under US9W?
> When was the last time you saw where the bridge USED to be over
> US44/NY55? For me, both were in the past few months.
> > On what ROW. It doesn't exist anymore.
> >
> > Peter King

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