Will Belmont rail become a trail?

Will Belmont rail become a trail?

There are 49 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from May 8, 2010, titled Will Belmont rail become a trail?. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

The future of a segment of railroad tracks through Belmont will likely be a commuter train that carries residents to and from neighboring Mecklenburg County.

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Since: May 09

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#41 May 11, 2010
A trolley cannot share a track with freight trains. See post #5 with a video that explains why.

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Since: Dec 07

Belmont

#42 May 11, 2010
Trolley's or walking paths?

All novelties. Not needed by the city, but desired by some residents. How many of you think the money needed to do these things will just magically fall from the sky? Citizen Kane is spot on.

BTW Robert, thank you for the very enlightening discourse on this subject.
Needing some exercise

Charlotte, NC

#43 May 11, 2010
Robert Stowe wrote:
A trolley cannot share a track with freight trains. See post #5 with a video that explains why.
Who needs a trolley anyway? Why can't Amtrack stop here? What??? I can't hear you..... because no one wants or needs a ride???

BTW, nice pic, is that what you call a portrait Robert Lee? Whose the artist?

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#44 May 11, 2010
Needing some exercise wrote:
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Who needs a trolley anyway? Why can't Amtrack stop here? What??? I can't hear you..... because no one wants or needs a ride???
BTW, nice pic, is that what you call a portrait Robert Lee? Whose the artist?
Amtrak's Crescent goes through Belmont Northbound at around 12:30am and Southbound at around 3:00am. Great schedule, eh? The artist is Ben Long.
why not have another

Charlotte, NC

#45 May 11, 2010
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>Amtrak's Crescent goes through Belmont Northbound at around 12:30am and Southbound at around 3:00am. Great schedule, eh? The artist is Ben Long.
Where for art thou thou my dear bard? thy visions are becomin crystal clear my dear friend. Ye are showin thy true colours, me friend, three martinies tis evenin??? Roberto? Gotta luv good ye goold ole southern boy, ye good friend & ole soul mate.... truely ye young love..... a bit drunken.... still 4ever urs.... Beth.
why not have another

Charlotte, NC

#46 May 11, 2010
OMG!!! I did knot mean to say that!!!
Green tomato

Rockingham, NC

#47 May 11, 2010
Who gives a rats behind. Lets all go to BF&B and eat some sorry food.

Since: May 09

Belmont

#48 May 13, 2010
We have become very grandiose in Belmont. Come down to earth & start addressing the traffic. Mass transit is a must or we will wind up like Los Angeles & be unable to breath from the smog as we walk the trails. I cannot imagine anyone considering making any use of train tracks other than for trains.
money wasters

United States

#49 May 14, 2010
Glam Dicenn wrote:
We have become very grandiose in Belmont. Come down to earth & start addressing the traffic. Mass transit is a must or we will wind up like Los Angeles & be unable to breath from the smog as we walk the trails. I cannot imagine anyone considering making any use of train tracks other than for trains.
grandiose belmont are those wanting to drop 5m on building a trolley to charlotte to which no one will ride.

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