Saving Stewartstown Railroad

Saving Stewartstown Railroad

There are 29 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 4, 2008, titled Saving Stewartstown Railroad. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Saving the Stewartstown Railroad is the topic of the Stewartstown Area Historical Society's November program.

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Home Town

Roxbury, PA

#1 Nov 4, 2008
Saving Stewartstown Railroad for WHAT come on get a life we need the Stewartstown Railroad like we need Higher School Taxes.
Local Resident

United States

#2 Nov 5, 2008
I would guess you either hate history, or have no appreciation for historical entities.

This railroad is unique, and possibility the only one of its kind in the state. It is on the National Historic Register.

Other counties and towns in the state have used railroads such as this (East Broad Top in Huntington County) as a tourist attraction to bring revenue into the area. Stewartstown would certainly benefit from tourist traffic and any revenue derived from visitors.

Heaven forbid anyone would try to save anything historic--let's demolish the buildings and put up a Sheetz or Rutters, etc.,--pave it over like we have done with many other historical structures.

A rail trail--it will never happen. The right-of-way is narrow, and residents whose homes are quite close to the rail line will never tolerate human traffic that close to their residences.

Don't bother to reply. I can tell by you posting that any discussion would be useless.
Papa Grande

Roxbury, PA

#3 Nov 5, 2008
Great Idea
YES YES Let’s demolish the buildings and put up a Sheetz or Rutters, etc.,--pave it over.
But that wouldn’t make since because it may help offset our taxes. But what wound that matter to someone as inept as you seem to be. And like you said.
Don't bother to reply. I can tell by your posting that any discussion would be useless.
Papa Grande

Roxbury, PA

#4 Nov 5, 2008
( would )
Shorebird

Stewartstown, PA

#5 Nov 5, 2008
Hey LOCAL RESIDENT, don't mislead people, the rail trail folks are very interested, they have already expressed that, they wouldn't be if it wasn't possible, so don't spread falsehoods.

I'm all for saving the history, saving the cars/engine and station, but the arrogant railroad wants nothing to do with that, they have blinders on for it to run again, that is the only option for them.

That is poor, let's look at all the options and decide on what is best for the overall town, not 10 guys trying to recapture their youth.
Bill The Plumber

Roxbury, PA

#6 Nov 5, 2008
The rail trail folks are very interested, they have already expressed that, they wouldn't be if it wasn't possible, well then let them take the money out of their pockets and not Govt. Grants that comes out of the tax payers pocket. We don’t need any more taxes.
Bud Man

Roxbury, PA

#7 Nov 5, 2008
Saving the Stewartstown Railroad is the topic of the Stewartstown Area Historical Society's
WHAT A WASTE
Iswinglow

Roxbury, PA

#8 Nov 5, 2008
Shorebird wrote:
Hey LOCAL RESIDENT, don't mislead people, the rail trail folks are very interested, they have already expressed that, they wouldn't be if it wasn't possible, so don't spread falsehoods.
I'm all for saving the history, saving the cars/engine and station, but the arrogant railroad wants nothing to do with that, they have blinders on for it to run again, that is the only option for them.
That is poor, let's look at all the options and decide on what is best for the overall town, not 10 guys trying to recapture their youth.
Let's look at all the options and decide on what is best for the overall town, Well it sure as HE!! Isn’t that DAM train WHAT kind of jerk are you? You can’t be a native of Stewartstown .
Jasper

Dallastown, PA

#9 Nov 13, 2008
we do not want the railroad back.
UR Screwing With Me

Philippines

#10 Nov 13, 2008
From the looks of some of those buildings downtown, maybe they better try to save Stewartstown first and the Railroad Second.
Larry

Joppa, MD

#11 Nov 18, 2008
Jasper wrote:
we do not want the railroad back.
That's fine Jasper. I'm not sure what it has to do with you up in York.
I'm a native of town.....go back genarations in fact. It's fascinating to see that no person screaming and yelling on this topic even lives here. I just hope you are all as worried about your neighborhoods and towns as you are about ours.
not ok

Alexandria, VA

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Local Resident wrote:
I would guess you either hate history, or have no appreciation for historical entities.
This railroad is unique, and possibility the only one of its kind in the state. It is on the National Historic Register.
Other counties and towns in the state have used railroads such as this (East Broad Top in Huntington County) as a tourist attraction to bring revenue into the area. Stewartstown would certainly benefit from tourist traffic and any revenue derived from visitors.
Heaven forbid anyone would try to save anything historic--let's demolish the buildings and put up a Sheetz or Rutters, etc.,--pave it over like we have done with many other historical structures.
A rail trail--it will never happen. The right-of-way is narrow, and residents whose homes are quite close to the rail line will never tolerate human traffic that close to their residences.
Don't bother to reply. I can tell by you posting that any discussion would be useless.
I agree with you in that I think we should keep the railroad. It's part of our history; and I think it would be sad to demolish it, just to put new (unneccessary) buildings up. I remember when I was a kid, my parents always took us kids into town for a ride on the train for Easter. I was only about 6 years old and I still remember it. The rest of Stewartstown has changed so much, i think it would be sad to do away with all of the history, especially something as big as the railroad.
not ok

Alexandria, VA

#13 Nov 18, 2008
UR Screwing With Me wrote:
From the looks of some of those buildings downtown, maybe they better try to save Stewartstown first and the Railroad Second.
Not quite sure what you mean. I've lived in Stewartstown all of my (albeit relatively young) life, and I think it's a beautiful town. Compared to many small towns around york county, I think we have one of the best. Call my biased, but...

did you grow up around here, is that why you feel you can have an opinion on our town?
Jasper

Dallastown, PA

#14 Nov 18, 2008
UR Screwing With Me wrote:
From the looks of some of those buildings downtown, maybe they better try to save Stewartstown first and the Railroad Second.
SO VERY TRUE BUT THAT WOULD MAKE SENCE AND GOD FORBIDE THEY DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE GOOD SENCE.( IT WOULD BE A FIRST )
not ok

Alexandria, VA

#15 Nov 18, 2008
Jasper wrote:
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SO VERY TRUE BUT THAT WOULD MAKE SENCE AND GOD FORBIDE THEY DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE GOOD SENCE.( IT WOULD BE A FIRST )
From the looks of it, it would make SENSE to teach you the art of proper SPELLING...but God FORBID we do that...it would make too much sense, right?
Living In Margaritaville

Philippines

#16 Nov 18, 2008
not ok wrote:
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Not quite sure what you mean. I've lived in Stewartstown all of my (albeit relatively young) life, and I think it's a beautiful town. Compared to many small towns around york county, I think we have one of the best. Call my biased, but...
did you grow up around here, is that why you feel you can have an opinion on our town?
Born, Raised and Got the Hell Out of Brogue, Pennsylvania..........I was pointing to the buildings right at the 'center' of town, the old tall hotels etc. they look like total sh!t sorry to say..........some of the area is very nice though I use to go down there when I was a kid to the Orchards etc.
Living In Margaritaville

Philippines

#17 Nov 18, 2008
Jasper wrote:
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SO VERY TRUE BUT THAT WOULD MAKE SENCE AND GOD FORBIDE THEY DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE GOOD SENCE.( IT WOULD BE A FIRST )
Good point, someone needs to save alot of things around southern York county. Sorry fact is it just gets pushed off over and over again and the young generation (I'm only 41, but I mean younger) don't care and the only solution for them is to call the bulldozer crew in.
not ok

Alexandria, VA

#18 Nov 19, 2008
Living In Margaritaville wrote:
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Born, Raised and Got the Hell Out of Brogue, Pennsylvania..........I was pointing to the buildings right at the 'center' of town, the old tall hotels etc. they look like total sh!t sorry to say..........some of the area is very nice though I use to go down there when I was a kid to the Orchards etc.
Not sure where you're talking about...Brogue or Stewartstown...since they're not the same place, and I was talking about Stewartstown, I'm kind of confused.
not ok

Alexandria, VA

#19 Nov 19, 2008
Living In Margaritaville wrote:
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Good point, someone needs to save alot of things around southern York county. Sorry fact is it just gets pushed off over and over again and the young generation (I'm only 41, but I mean younger) don't care and the only solution for them is to call the bulldozer crew in.
I'm 22, so I'm one of the "younger generation" and I hate to see Rutter's stores popping up everywhere, cookie cutter homes all over the place, etc. Hence why I would like the railroad to stay.
Jasper

Dallastown, PA

#20 Nov 19, 2008
not ok wrote:
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I'm 22, so I'm one of the "younger generation" and I hate to see Rutter's stores popping up everywhere, cookie cutter homes all over the place, etc. Hence why I would like the railroad to stay.
You’re a joke your worried about the miss spelling of one word and you don't even know what railroad were talking and as you said you’re one of the "younger generation I’m not impressed.

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