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BobbyT
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« Reply #560 on: Oct 30th, 2014, 8:09pm »
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Thank you guys. It has been a difficult couple of weeks. A few of us were assisting the family cleaning up the shop and yard so that a better inventory of items could be made. It was bittersweet yet therapeutic for me. As for me personally, I had to step away from the hobby for a little while to refocus.  
 
Everyone has been calling and asking about the fate of the BCRR. well.... I don't know. At this stage the family must contend with certain legalities before any decisions can be made.  
 
It would be wonderful if the BCRR could continue but if it doesn't I won't be too sad. Because of all the wonderful memories and great times that were had with some of the finest live steamers in the hobby.  
 
As for now I am going to get back to building the Pacific, and doing some changes on the 0-6-0 so don't be surprised if you see me visiting some of the Florida tracks.  
 
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« Reply #561 on: Jan 19th, 2015, 9:33pm »
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update: The family is getting the property appraised and will be looking to put it on the market. They have expressed an interest in giving a live steamer first offer. So if anyone is interested in a nice Florida home with about a mile of 7.5" track and facilities, let me know and I will pass along your contact info to the family.  
 
Track also comes with a crew of strange men hat appear every Saturday.
 
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« Reply #562 on: Jul 8th, 2015, 7:36pm »
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Has there been any news of the fate of the Buckingham Central?

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« Reply #563 on: Jul 10th, 2015, 2:00pm »
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on Jul 8th, 2015, 7:36pm, BillD53A wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Has there been any news of the fate of the Buckingham Central?



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« Reply #564 on: Jul 13th, 2015, 6:32pm »
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Sorry, that last post was supposed to read that I found a real estate listing for the property.  It is being sold with the track intact, but without the equipment.  I wish them luck.

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« Reply #565 on: Jul 13th, 2015, 11:51pm »
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Do I see that a sale may be pending?

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« Reply #566 on: Jul 14th, 2015, 8:59am »
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I sure hope so.
 


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« Reply #567 on: Jul 19th, 2015, 1:25pm »
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I sure hope so.
 

 
would love to know who's buying?!
 
 
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« Reply #568 on: Sep 12th, 2015, 9:57pm »
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Sad to say this, but the property has been sold to a non-railroad buyer, and the railroad is being taken up. This is what we all feared would be the final outcome, and it has come to pass. My understanding is that the rail will be used to build another track in the area. Best wishes to the new owners.

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« Reply #569 on: Sep 16th, 2015, 5:34pm »
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Hi Guys,
 
Now that it is all said and done, I can say what has transpired.
 
The property was sold, as Dan said, to a very nice lady who happens to like horses. A deal was made for the trackage, switches, steaming bays, turn table and some structures which will be used to build a new track in Punta Gorda. About 30 miles up the road. Rumor has it that this new private track will also be 7.25/7.5 dual gauge and a 1" & 3/4" elevated tracks will be build as well. This will be a welcome addition to the Florida live steam community.
 
The signals and crossing gates were acquired for another local track.
 
The machine shop, live steam equipment and other artifacts were auctioned off yesterday to satisfy the estate. Some lucky people got some great deals.  
 
The three locomotives are heading to Utah, Michigan and California.
 
These final events brings closure to the life of the Buckingham Central RR. It's memories and those of Peter Bialecki will be remembered by all who knew him. I will miss my friend.
 


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« Reply #570 on: Sep 17th, 2015, 4:30pm »
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I didn't see the hand-car/caboose listed. I hope it was given to Gianni, that was my wish.

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« Reply #571 on: Sep 17th, 2015, 8:37pm »
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No worries Ken, It is safe and being held for Gianni.  

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« Reply #572 on: Sep 23rd, 2015, 8:48am »
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The memories that my boys and I have of the BCRR will last a lifetime.  I need to thank Pete and the countless others who helped with the railroad, shared their equipment, took the time to share their knowledge, and more importantly their friendship.  This photo is of my very first visit to BCRR when I met Pete and Bruce the Smaller.  Pete was off doing his thing with that ever present smile on his face.  

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« Reply #573 on: Sep 23rd, 2015, 9:03am »
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One of my favorite moments at the BCRR, shortly after Pete and his gang were presented with the BCRR Anniversary car.  Little Gianni just couldn't handle all of the excitement!

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