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Ray Reter
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« Reply #40 on: Jun 23rd, 2010, 6:43pm »
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad will have an exhibit at the Old Line Museum in Delta, Pennsylvania this Sunday, June 27, 2010. The museum opens to the public at 1:30 p.m. The Friends will be promoting their capital campaign to raise funds to save the Stewartstown Railroad.
 
Monday, July 19, 2010-Saturday, July 24, 2010
The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad will have an information table in the pavilion at the Eureka Fire Company/Stewartstown Carnival. The Friends will be promoting their capital campaign to raise funds to save the Stewartstown Railroad.
 
We hope to see you there!
 


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #41 on: Aug 16th, 2010, 7:44am »
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Sunday, August 29, 2010
The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad will be hosting an "open house" at the station on Route 851 in Stewartstown from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Our information table display at the Eureka Volunteer Fire Company carnival in mid-July in Stewartstown allowed us to introduce our "cause" to people who may not have been familiar with the railroad's situation. We distributed many capital campaign flyers at this event.  
 
The railroad is working on preparing a couple of motorcars (i.e., "speeders") for possible excursion use in the very near future. Trackwork is being done to prepare the first mile or so for these short excursions for the general public.


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #42 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 8:44pm »
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Raise a Glass of Locomotive Red to Help Save the Stewartstown Railroad
Naylor Wine Cellars of Stewartstown, PA is offering three varieties of its wine with part of the sale price being donated to the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad. Buy a bottle of  Steam Engine Red, Dining Car White, or Caboose Rose and help save the Stewartstown Railroad at the same time!  
 
For more information, Naylor Wine Cellars can be reached at (717) 993-2431, toll-free at (800) 292-3370, or on the web at www.naylorwine.com


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #43 on: Sep 3rd, 2010, 8:35pm »
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
General trackwork or brushcutting depending on crew size. Meet at the station in Stewartstown at 9:00 a.m.
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Work on the switches in the Stewartstown yard. Meet at the station in Stewartstown at 8:00 a.m. (Note earlier start time.)
 
Saturday, September 18, 2010
General trackwork. Meet at the station in Stewartstown at 9:00 a.m.
 
Saturday, October 2, 2010
General trackwork. Meet at the station in Stewartstown at 9:00 a.m.
 


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #44 on: Oct 6th, 2010, 6:16pm »
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The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc., will have an information table at the Laurel Fire Company train show at the fire hall in Windsor, Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 7, 2010. The show opens to the public at 9:00 a.m.
 
The Friends will also be hosting "open houses" at the station in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania on the following days:
Sunday, October 31, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Saturday, December 4, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The station will be decorated for the holidays.
 
Sunday, December 12, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, December 19, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
In the event "old man winter" decides to visit the area early (as he did last year) the event will be cancelled if a snow emergency plan is in effect in York County, PA or Baltimore County, MD.


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #45 on: Oct 24th, 2010, 11:56am »
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The York Dispatch newspaper carried a small article on the continuing plight of the Stewartstown Railroad in their Friday edition. Here's the link to the story:
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_16406730
 
Weather permitting, the railroad will be offering motorcar (i.e., "speeder") rides on the first two miles of track from Stewartstown during the Halloween open house.  
 
Upcoming Workdays
Thursday, November 11, 2010: meet at the station in Stewartstown at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 13, 2010: meet at the station in Stewartstown at 9:00 a.m.
 
-- Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #46 on: Nov 1st, 2010, 8:41pm »
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The open house at the station in Stewartstown was attended by about 100 people. The pleasant fall weather allowed the railroad to offer "speeder" rides over the first two miles of track running westward from Stewartstown. Almost 90 people opted to buy tickets for the trips, and probably a few more could have been sold if we had a bit more capacity, as some people just "dropped-by" when they saw the activity but did not have time to wait for later trains.
The next open house is slated for Saturday, December 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weather permitting, speeder rides will once again be offered.  
 
Interestingly, the York Daily Record ran a story in today's edition about the plight of the railroad. In the story the reporter stated they could not contact anyone at the railroad for comment--I guess they didn't try the phone numbers listed on the Friends press release announcing yesterday's open house! Here's the link to the story: http://www.ydr.com/premium/ci_16487299
 
-- Ray


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Ray Reter
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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #47 on: Nov 8th, 2010, 9:55pm »
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The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad have started a petition drive to ask the Bucks County Historical Society to reconsider their position against accepting a five-year promissory note from the Stewartstown Railroad Company as payment for the debt owed by the railroad to the Hart Estate. The petition form has been uploaded on the Friends website www.stewartstownrailroad.com so interested parties can printout a copy and have their friends, relatives, and associates sign the petition. We ask that completed petitions be mailed to the Friends at the address indicated on the website so we can tally the number of signatures before delivering the petitions to the BCHS.
Thank you for your support!
 
--Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #48 on: Nov 28th, 2010, 11:21am »
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The Stewartstown Railroad Company has filed a reply to the recent STB filing made by the Estate of George M. Hart. This link will take you to the filing:
http://www.stb.dot.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7f93537688b8e5852573210004b318/4d8f33fc5c22ca46852577e30055062d?OpenDocument
 
--Ray


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« Reply #49 on: Dec 4th, 2010, 10:50pm »
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From what I can see on http://www.stewartstownrailroad.com/, the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad group is now a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
 
So, any donations you can make are now tax-deductible!!!  Get to it, people!!  


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #50 on: Dec 20th, 2010, 4:21pm »
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We wrapped-up our 2010 season yesterday with an open house that included, for the hardy, motorcar/speeder rides over the two miles of track from the station in Stewartstown. We thank all who visited and who contributed during 2010.
 
The next few weeks will be spent planning our events for 2011. Please watch this topic as well as the Friends website, www.stewartstownrailroad.com for updates.
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 
 


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Re: Stewartstown Railroad
 
« Reply #51 on: Jan 20th, 2011, 9:51pm »
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Curiousity leads me to ask the following:
 
- Is the old Northern Central in operation to accommodate any such interchange with the STEW?
 
- Who would be responsible to operate the old Northern Central in order to many appropriate connections to the STEW?
 
- Is York Railway Company the proposed interchange partner to whatever outside connection the STEW has or would have, or might they also take over the NC and operate it clear into NS' Windsor Yard?
 
Best of luck, I rode the STEW about 20-25 years ago behind an aging GE centercab with maybe a single passenger coach (or two).  I don't even remember how far we went, but it was a slow ride.  I regret not really being old enough to available to photograph trains when they were still running out towards I-83 and back on special excursions some 12-15 years ago.


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #52 on: Jan 28th, 2011, 5:37pm »
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The Northern Central line from New Freedom, PA, to York, PA, is intact. Who would be the operator of that line is unknown at this time. A historic group, Steam Into History has received permission from the county to operate a replica steam train from New Freedom to Hanover Junction for the upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial observance. Another organization, Codorus Creek Railway, has been seeking permission to operate the entire line from New Freedom to its connection with the former Ma & Pa line near York, PA.
 
The Stewartstown Railroad operated regular excursions on its own line until April 2004, when a derailment highlighted the need for a significant track rehabilitation program. Its then-management was unable to formulate a plan for such a program. The new management team in place since April 2008, following the passing of George Hart, has developed such a plan, as well as a general business plan, and is working to implement both.  
 
The railroad's management is also still trying to develop a repayment plan to resolve the debt the railroad owes to the Hart Estate. Such plan must be acceptable to not only the Hart Estate but also to the Estate's heirs. This, so far, has been the stumbling block in resolving this predicament. -- Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #53 on: Feb 1st, 2011, 5:42pm »
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The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad has posted its 2011 schedule of events to its website www.stewartstownrailroad.com
 
Hopefully more events will be added to the schedule as planning continues. -- Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #54 on: Mar 15th, 2011, 4:35pm »
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The 2011 maintenance season got underway on Friday, March 11th, when a small crew distributed replacement ties and pulled spikes along the ROW from the enginehouse in Stewartstown, to the vicinity of the iron bridge. Replacement of ties resumed on Saturday, the 12th. Following a board meeting on Saturday morning, some members of the BOD joined the work crew to help with the tie replacement. On Sunday, the 13th, work was done on some of the MOW equipment. -- Ray
 


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« Reply #55 on: Apr 11th, 2011, 9:17pm »
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Here's a video of a train moving over the STRT this past saturday at New Freedom.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B34HCNhIQ7I
 
I did not take the video; only posting the link.  Enjoy!


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #56 on: Apr 13th, 2011, 8:17pm »
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The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad will be hosting the railroad's "season opener" open house this Sunday, April 17, 2010, at the station in Stewartstown from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
 
Weather permitting, motorcar ("speeder") rides will be operated over the two miles of track from Stewartstown. If you're going to be in the area, please stop-by and say "Hello"! -- Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #57 on: Apr 24th, 2011, 1:26pm »
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The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad will be hosting an open house at the station in Stewartstown on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in observance of National Train Day. If you're in the area, please stop by and say "hello."  
 
If weather permits, there will also be motorcar ("speeder") rides being offered along the first two miles of track from Stewartstown. The cost of the speeder rides is $5.00 per seat.
 
In other news, the Friends has been notified they will be receiving a gift of two open-air excursion cars from the B&O Museum in Baltimore. These are "homemade" cars the museum used for a while on its own excursions along the first mile of track from their museum. The Friends intention is to lease the cars to the Stewartstown Railroad Company for use on its short excursions in fair weather since these cars will be gentler on their track and easier for little "Mighty Mo" to pull than the long commuter coaches now on the property. The Friends is soliciting donations toward the moving cost as these cars will need to be trucked-in. Estimates received thus far indicate it will cost a few thousand dollars to move these cars from Baltimore, MD to New Freedom, PA. If you're able to donate, please checkout our website for mailing and/or PayPal information:
 
www.stewartstownrailroad.com
 
Thanks!
--Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #58 on: May 10th, 2011, 9:59pm »
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The Stewartstown Railroad had a great turnout at its "open house" in observance of "National Train Day" on May 7th. We had about 100 visitors and most of them took advantage of the beautiful weather to take a "speeder" ride over the first two miles of the railroad.
 
Our next open house is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th. If you're going to be in the area, please stop by! -- Ray


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Ray Reter
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« Reply #59 on: May 17th, 2011, 6:12pm »
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The Stewartstown Railroad has been advised by the Estate of George M. Hart that its bid for the four passenger cars owned by the Estate that have been stored on the railroad since Mr. Hart's passing has been accepted. These are the cars were used on the STRT's excursions since 1985. The railroad can now make plans to rehabilitate the cars for eventual return to service. -- Ray

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