Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance
Author: Erik H.
Date: 01-11-2020 - 11:05

Milton Freewater Wrote:
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> which runs Wauna to Tongue Pt. - what's the status
> of the rails thru Astoria, west of Tongue Pt -
> already discontinued or abandoned / sold, etc.?

City of Astoria owns about 3 or so miles from the end of line to Tongue Point. Trolley runs on it. No industry, city is gentrifying and is now full of hipster brewpubs and restaurants and hotels.

Absolutely nothing from Tongue Point to Wauna. Railroad is heavily overgrown, at least one major washout that was never repaired.

About the only use for it would be a tourist train. No hope of industry and whatever industry that has any interest is quickly scared off by everyone from Astoria's hipsters to Portland's anti-car, anti-oil environmentalists to Salem's anti-corporate left-wingers. Basically, you can blame Oregonian environmentalists for the demise of this once profitable, successful railroad. Because minimum wage servers and baristas who must work 2-3 jobs and share an apartment with four other people while on every government handout program are more important than loggers and sawmill workers making family wages and paying good taxes and contributing to the economy.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Milton Freewater 01-11-2020 - 10:48
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Erik H. 01-11-2020 - 11:05
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance brains 01-11-2020 - 11:45
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance AltamontRant.com 01-11-2020 - 14:24
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Not Schiff4brains 01-11-2020 - 17:44
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Erik H for Senate! 01-11-2020 - 12:01
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Astoria memories 01-11-2020 - 19:16
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Arlen Sheldrake 01-11-2020 - 20:32
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance T.I.Runout 01-11-2020 - 21:46
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Astoria memories 01-11-2020 - 22:06
  Any tunnels? Astoria memories 01-11-2020 - 21:51
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance SP5103 01-12-2020 - 10:33
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance FUD 01-12-2020 - 15:06
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance BN Oly 01-13-2020 - 22:05
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Wow, another interesting thread, but what about the trolley, any photos? BOB2 01-14-2020 - 01:32
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance Astoria memories 01-14-2020 - 10:06
  Re: PNWR Clatsop discontinuance George Andrews 01-14-2020 - 17:31


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