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Get on board with rail study

September 22, 2013

A completed Rail Trail running from Broadalbin to the Erie Canal would be a joy and a small triumph for the area....

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Sep-22-13 6:58 AM

All aboard! It is finally a good use of an asset that would truly benefit the area and not simply a few. The rail trail is a beautiful idea but my guess is the number that use it are even lower than the voter turnout numbers. A rail service needs a reason to run... so lets go get some additional manufacturing to boost its need!

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Sep-22-13 6:58 AM

As I said over in Cheers and Jeers: the sweet sound of commerce, and as that great philosophical icon Tuco once said "when it's time to shoot, SHOOT. Don't talk".

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Sep-22-13 7:19 AM

TOT, in my little section of of the trail very few people use it during the summer, it's used mostly by snowmobilers. It's more of a highway for deer and turkey. By the way, on the South side of the trestle bridge the Hickory nuts are ripe and falling and you have to try to beat the voracious deer, turkeys and squirrels to them.

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Sep-22-13 7:34 AM

I think that the rail service would be a great deal for encouraging more companies to locate hear and that would create decent jobs for this area. The rail trail is and has done very little for most people in the area other than cost the local taxpayer more money. When we have decent jobs for our people then we can look for things like the rail trail. But we need decent and good jobs for our residents and that will also slow the number of people that are leaving this area and that would stop a lot of the blight that people are complaining about all the time. remember when we had rail service here our area was very prosperous.

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Sep-22-13 9:28 AM

BoB: You better hope the engineer doesn't blow the whisle in the middle of the night when he approaches the big bend. We all know how fragile a senior's sleep pattern is.

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Sep-22-13 9:46 AM

Shhh.. Hill, I'm trying to get some sleep !! Old phartz like us need all we can get before the train comes.

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Sep-23-13 7:15 AM

Building a rail line from Broadalbin to the Erie Canal, would make as much sense as building a canal from New York City to San Fransisco.

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Sep-23-13 7:53 AM

Huh??? Who proposed that Mark? What article did you read?

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Sep-23-13 6:02 PM

Why don't they just build a bullet train to service the tons of businesses that would use it.. Just complete the rail train so it would be of some value to the area

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Sep-24-13 9:59 AM

This is a partial retraction.

If this rail study is for industrial rail only, delivering "materials and products" to businesses used in manufacturing, then it MIGHT BE a worthwhile endeavor.

Though, I believe a better solution is to truck containers filled with materials and products on trailers to the various businesses.

If this endeavor is for ‘COMMUTER RAIL' of any sort, I stand by my previous statement.

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Sep-24-13 12:40 PM

Mark, it's obvious you still have not read the article and have no idea about the previously proposed Thruway spur from Fonda and the serious problem with truck traffic. Please be informed before you opine, it makes for a better conversation.

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Sep-24-13 11:05 PM

I've read the article Bob.

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Sep-25-13 9:17 AM

Good ole Bob, policing the opinion board and telling every one what he expects. Thanks oh all knowing one

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