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Keep Railroad Tracks


Last updated 8/12/2015 at 12:23pm

I’ve been reading about the “Rails to Trails” movement here in Transylvania County. A note of caution: once you pull up the railroad tracks, there will never again be rail service here. Do we know for sure there will never be another business that would prefer to ship by rail?

There’s nothing like the sound of a diesel horn and the clickety-clack of wheels on the rails. Listening to diesel air horns blasting their warning at railroad crossings sends chills up and down my spine.

Actually, we can still do it. The current line would make a great tourist railroad. We could even extend...

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