Re: Mt. Hood Rwy For Sale--any freight traffic on the line?
Author: Ross Hall
Date: 07-26-2007 - 17:05
Ah yes, the liability insurance on steam locomotives comes to roost!! But seriously, is the only business on the line the excursion trains and dinner train? When I was there a few years ago they were doing a little propane business and they were advertising for shippers to locate on some industrial sites they had available at the time, did they gain any freight business? I'd be interested in why they are selling out as they seemed to have bragging rights big time on the local ownership of the line and all that. The timing is also interesting seeing as they just got the steam locomotives---wouldn't think you would go to all that effort and hassle if you were about to sell out, they won't have time to get any promotional benefits of the steam engines to add value to the business.