Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T
Author: rich hall
Date: 01-11-2007 - 12:52

I am also worried how this is going to shake out. Ridership projections of 150,000 total seem terribly optimistic, and nobody has explained how the existing V&T fits into the mix. Eight coupled steam has been working [with 2 axles worth of blind drivers] for the existing operation, but issues of turning the power and how many seats the 18 can pull to Virginia City might be interesting questions. The website of this proposed operation doesn't tell much, but used to have a long explanation of a plan to build part wood replicas of typical short line passenger cars.[i haven't checked back in a long time]. It looks like their contractor has a better idea. It is a government entity [that doesn't understand much about tourist trains so they hired an operator] worried about spending their prescious tax money for a steam railroad; who'd have thunk it? taxes for steam! rh



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07 Larry W. Grant 01-11-2007 - 01:04
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07 ER MURROW 01-11-2007 - 11:50
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T rich hall 01-11-2007 - 12:52
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T Rich Hunn 01-11-2007 - 18:45
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T CWylde 01-11-2007 - 22:30
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T rich hall 01-11-2007 - 23:53
  Re: Railroad Newsline for Thursday, 01/11/07, V&T Alf Doten 01-12-2007 - 08:28


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