Stewartstown RR could be declared abandoned

Full story: The York Daily Record

The beginning of the end might be coming for the Stewartstown Railroad Company. The estate of the historic railroad's former president -- George M. Hart -- has been trying to collect a $350,000 debt since April 2008.
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wtf

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Sounds like a railraod job to me!
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Not Paying what you owe is nothing new for the dead beats, In and around this inbred people that live their, HE!! if they won't pay a Plumber why pay for this over rated RR.LMAO
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It is very sad that the railroad, as well as several other historical Stewartstown properties have not been maintained over the past several years. The town desperately needs a good sprucing up, because what is seen along Rt.851 and in the town are dilapidated, abandoned buildings. It is a real shame.
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YDR there were over 100 people at the station in Stewartstown yesterday for the railroad's Halloween open house event--you probably could have found someone there to speak with!
But, that aside, I wonder why the Bucks County Historical Society is so interested in destroying a piece of York County history? Certainly they have both ample resources and have received enough money from Mr. Hart over the past few years that they could accept a 5-year note in order to give the railroad time to rebuild and restart operations.
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PAMOM wrote:
It is very sad that the railroad, as well as several other historical Stewartstown properties have not been maintained over the past several years. The town desperately needs a good sprucing up, because what is seen along Rt.851 and in the town are dilapidated, abandoned buildings. It is a real shame.
The station and other buildings are in the process of being fixed up.
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Mr C wrote:
YDR there were over 100 people at the station in Stewartstown yesterday for the railroad's Halloween open house event--you probably could have found someone there to speak with!
But, that aside, I wonder why the Bucks County Historical Society is so interested in destroying a piece of York County history? Certainly they have both ample resources and have received enough money from Mr. Hart over the past few years that they could accept a 5-year note in order to give the railroad time to rebuild and restart operations.
Rebuild and restart? What are you talking about? There is no freight to move and no passengers to transport. It is a black hole, unless a person or entity wants to satisfy the debt and has cash to toss into this bottomless pit, liquidate it

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aaaaaaaa wrote:
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The station and other buildings are in the process of being fixed up.
do they have enough money to finish the renovations? to start up a tourist train run? IF so then that money should have been spent to clear the debt.

If someone is finishing up a huge addition to their home and in that process have not paid their debts don't be shocked when the bank comes in and takes the house, addition and all.
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---Man in Black--- wrote:
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do they have enough money to finish the renovations? to start up a tourist train run? IF so then that money should have been spent to clear the debt.
If someone is finishing up a huge addition to their home and in that process have not paid their debts don't be shocked when the bank comes in and takes the house, addition and all.
You miss the point. The purpose of restarting operations is to generate funds to payoff the debt.
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Even road courses are circuits that come back top a start finish line. Who cares if they turn left and right or just left? Racing is racing. Great job Cody!
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Rebuild and restart? What are you talking about? There is no freight to move and no passengers to transport. It is a black hole, unless a person or entity wants to satisfy the debt and has cash to toss into this bottomless pit, liquidate it
EXACTLY!
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Mr C wrote:
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You miss the point. The purpose of restarting operations is to generate funds to payoff the debt.
You need one thing they DO NOT have, Customers
NO Customers= NO Funds
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Save the past. Don't let anything new in. Keep old rundown buildings. No advancement.

No wonder no one wants to but a business up in half of York. There are too many people holding onto the past that cannot be saved. It is like all of York is on life support. It is about time to pull the plug, raze the buildings and develop new environmentally friendly buildings and industries.

I understand the importance of the past but we still need to move forward and if we hold onto everything there will be no room for growth.
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Bad Attitude wrote:
Not Paying what you owe is nothing new for the dead beats, In and around this inbred people that live their, HE!! if they won't pay a Plumber why pay for this over rated RR.LMAO
you must have to be a plumber since you can not form a coherent sentence. You putz!
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Typical wrote:
Save the past. Don't let anything new in. Keep old rundown buildings. No advancement.
No wonder no one wants to but a business up in half of York. There are too many people holding onto the past that cannot be saved. It is like all of York is on life support. It is about time to pull the plug, raze the buildings and develop new environmentally friendly buildings and industries.
I understand the importance of the past but we still need to move forward and if we hold onto everything there will be no room for growth.
In case it never occured to you: The past is the key to the future. Sure, some things aren't worth saving... but the Stewartstown Railroad certainly is!!!!!
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In case it never occured to you: The past is the key to the future. Sure, some things aren't worth saving... but the Stewartstown Railroad certainly is!!!!!
THEY HAVE NO CUSTOMERS, therefore there will be NO REVENUE
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Actually, based on the activity observed at the station yesterday, they have quite a few customers! Some apparently had to be turned away for lack of capacity.
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A Halloween program = long term support? Customers = surplus of revenue over expense in a history organization? Perhaps some research is in order.
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Mr C wrote:
Actually, based on the activity observed at the station yesterday, they have quite a few customers! Some apparently had to be turned away for lack of capacity.
Railroad groupies are not to be confused with paying Freight Customers
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Nobody wants to come to Stewartstown anyway.

The cops down there, with their Gestapo tactics and purgerous court testimonies, have effectively chased people away from Stewartstown.

The downtown area looks almost like a ghost town because so few people want to come there (and risk geting a ticket).
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thetruthsetsyoufree wrote:
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Railroad groupies are not to be confused with paying Freight Customers
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