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towny72
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« Reply #60 on: Oct 18th, 2017, 5:56pm »
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Word on the street is a lot has changed this year on the south end and not for the better. Seems traffic remains low and nothing really took off again in 2017.  
 
Did happen to see the crew heading down the branch on Monday, at least the rails are still shiny.


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« Reply #61 on: Oct 20th, 2017, 2:24pm »
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The great hope for the Franklin, OC, and Titusvillle area is the shale layer below the Marcellus (Utica). Development of that hasn’t taken off — costs are high and Marcellus isn’t close to playing out. Also, there’s a lack of infracstructure and, again, recovery costs are high. No salvation just yet.
 
http://geology.com/articles/utica-shale/


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« Reply #62 on: Oct 21st, 2017, 8:13am »
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A few non-directly shale industry happenings never did quite pan out as well.
Ellectralloy was to ship large components by rail from a new shop inRouseville, nothing happening there.
 
 
The bio-diesel plant in Rouseville also fell through. This plant would have likely made a run down the branch a 5 day a week operation.
 
 
But like the old saying goes, "if and buts were candy and nuts"


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« Reply #63 on: Mar 30th, 2018, 8:17am »
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Not much to report on in Meadville.  
 
 
Caught the crew working the pet food plant the other day. Yard looks to have a few tracks full of storage cars. Two locomotives were in Mead. The 430 and 435. Nice to see two units in the corporate black and yellow in Meadville at the same time!


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« Reply #64 on: Apr 3rd, 2018, 11:45pm »
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on Oct 21st, 2017, 8:13am, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
But like the old saying goes, "if and buts were candy and nuts"

 
Foamer version is, “If rumors were boxcars…”


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