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Re: The end. (cont)

Ken Riddle
 

Remember two things

1. This is Carter County
2. You cannot polish a turd

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Pete Thorn
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:07 PM
To: tweetsie@yahoogroups.com; Trish
Subject: [Tweetsie] Re: The end. (cont)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pete Thorn <pdthorn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] Re: The end.
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com


For G&W at this stage, yes; however, there is absolutely no excuse for
city/county to allow this to happen. I've written the following to the
Star several times, of couse, it will never see the light of day:

As a conductor for a Class 1 (NS), we spot cars in much worse looking
facilities than Alcoa/Inland, etc.. in much worse cities than Elizabethton
TN; furthermore, NEW industries are springing up all the time as new
industries or moving in an existing facitlity for mainly plastics, lumber,
and bulk products. Have also seen new packaging and furniture industries
come online recently. We regularly spot cars in unused sidings for bulk
unloading of covered hoppers and tanks of varying commodities. Shippers
can't find enough unused tracks to unload Ethanol tankers. I saw an
article recently in the Star about someone touting opening up bio-fuel
business in Elizabethton. GUESS WHAT YOUR GOING TO NEED FOR SHIPPING,
DAHHHHHHH! There are no pipelines for bio-diesel, ethanol, etc..

Lets count the number of rail supplied customers if the city had been
more proactive about getting them (they are out there). In theory:

1) plastics company could have moved in alcoa, plenty of unloading &
storage for rail cars,
2) Blossons, who still wants rail service,
3) Big Johns, or other distributor of lumber
4) Wire place off broad street,
5) Bio-fuel distributor, even just 2 or 3 cars are everywhere!
6) Fill up unused spurs/sidings with bulk commodities.
7) Re-open packing facility

From what I see everyday on the railroad, city/county has no excuse for not
having rail-supplied industries; also, lack of leadership left farmers hung
out to dry after allotments were bought out. City/County government has
blood on their hands due to lack of any economy for all my friends that
have died or almost dead from despair and drug addiction.

Pete Thorn



On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Robert Cope <armorsmith@yahoo.com> wrote:

**


For G&W it is real simple....do the math. My guess is that the rail is
somewhere about 85# or higher rail. I don't know the number of miles being
torn up, but lets start a one mile.

I just checked for personal reasons, steel is recycling at $0.10 pound,
higher under specific conditions. 85# per yard times 2 divided by 3 equals
56.67 pounds per foot time 5280 feet per mile times $0.10 equals
$29,920.00
per mile of rail removed.

I am hearing the same rumblings about a siding here in Bay County, FL on
the Bay Line Railroad. Same reasons, the line has not been used for at
least 10 years, with little or no prospect in the future. After looking at
the recycle value of the rail, it make perfect business sense to do it.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, and I am a 'Tweetsie' fan, as well as all
the remaining narrow gauge heritage. Too bad one of us couldn't win one of
those huge Power Ball lotteries......

Then reality sets in....

Bob C.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...> wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail
service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased
demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@...
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@...>

To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local
residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".

Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC




























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Re: The end. (cont)

Pete Thorn
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pete Thorn <pdthorn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] Re: The end.
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com


For G&W at this stage, yes; however, there is absolutely no excuse for
city/county to allow this to happen. I've written the following to the
Star several times, of couse, it will never see the light of day:

As a conductor for a Class 1 (NS), we spot cars in much worse looking
facilities than Alcoa/Inland, etc.. in much worse cities than Elizabethton
TN; furthermore, NEW industries are springing up all the time as new
industries or moving in an existing facitlity for mainly plastics, lumber,
and bulk products. Have also seen new packaging and furniture industries
come online recently. We regularly spot cars in unused sidings for bulk
unloading of covered hoppers and tanks of varying commodities. Shippers
can't find enough unused tracks to unload Ethanol tankers. I saw an
article recently in the Star about someone touting opening up bio-fuel
business in Elizabethton. GUESS WHAT YOUR GOING TO NEED FOR SHIPPING,
DAHHHHHHH! There are no pipelines for bio-diesel, ethanol, etc..

Lets count the number of rail supplied customers if the city had been
more proactive about getting them (they are out there). In theory:

1) plastics company could have moved in alcoa, plenty of unloading &
storage for rail cars,
2) Blossons, who still wants rail service,
3) Big Johns, or other distributor of lumber
4) Wire place off broad street,
5) Bio-fuel distributor, even just 2 or 3 cars are everywhere!
6) Fill up unused spurs/sidings with bulk commodities.
7) Re-open packing facility

From what I see everyday on the railroad, city/county has no excuse for not
having rail-supplied industries; also, lack of leadership left farmers hung
out to dry after allotments were bought out. City/County government has
blood on their hands due to lack of any economy for all my friends that
have died or almost dead from despair and drug addiction.

Pete Thorn



On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Robert Cope <armorsmith@yahoo.com> wrote:

**


For G&W it is real simple....do the math. My guess is that the rail is
somewhere about 85# or higher rail. I don't know the number of miles being
torn up, but lets start a one mile.

I just checked for personal reasons, steel is recycling at $0.10 pound,
higher under specific conditions. 85# per yard times 2 divided by 3 equals
56.67 pounds per foot time 5280 feet per mile times $0.10 equals $29,920.00
per mile of rail removed.

I am hearing the same rumblings about a siding here in Bay County, FL on
the Bay Line Railroad. Same reasons, the line has not been used for at
least 10 years, with little or no prospect in the future. After looking at
the recycle value of the rail, it make perfect business sense to do it.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, and I am a 'Tweetsie' fan, as well as all
the remaining narrow gauge heritage. Too bad one of us couldn't win one of
those huge Power Ball lotteries......

Then reality sets in....

Bob C.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...> wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail
service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased
demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@...
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@...>

To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local
residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".

Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC


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Re: The end.

Bill Blomgren
 

I think I know who the bio fuel group is.. (they take in garbage in pellatized form) - and turn out diesel fuel.  And energy... and recycle bunches of other goodies out of the mix.
 
Create jobs, diesel, and so on...  but E's not interested...

From: Pete Thorn <pdthorn@gmail.com>
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2012 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] Re: The end.

For G&W at this stage, yes; however, there is absolutely no excuse for
city/county to allow this to happen.  I've written the following to the
Star several times, of couse, it will never see the light of day:

As a conductor for a Class 1 (NS), we spot cars in much worse looking
facilities than Alcoa/Inland, etc.. in much worse cities than Elizabethton
TN; furthermore, NEW industries are springing up all the time as new
industries or moving in an existing facitlity for mainly plastics, lumber,
and bulk products.  We regularly spot cars in unused sidings for bulk
unloading of covered hoppers and tanks of varying commodities.  Shippers
can't find enough unused tracks to unload Ethanol tankers.  I saw an
article recently in the Star about someone touting opening up bio-fuel
business in Elizabethton.  GUESS WHAT YOUR GOING TO NEED FOR SHIPPING,
DAHHHHHHH!

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Robert Cope <armorsmith@yahoo.com> wrote:

**


For G&W it is real simple....do the math. My guess is that the rail is
somewhere about 85# or higher rail. I don't know the number of miles being
torn up, but lets start a one mile.

I just checked for personal reasons, steel is recycling at $0.10 pound,
higher under specific conditions. 85# per yard times 2 divided by 3 equals
56.67 pounds per foot time 5280 feet per mile times $0.10 equals $29,920.00
per mile of rail removed.

I am hearing the same rumblings about a siding here in Bay County, FL on
the Bay Line Railroad. Same reasons, the line has not been used for at
least 10 years, with little or no prospect in the future. After looking at
the recycle value of the rail, it make perfect business sense to do it.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, and I am a 'Tweetsie' fan, as well as all
the remaining narrow gauge heritage. Too bad one of us couldn't win one of
those huge Power Ball lotteries......

Then reality sets in....

Bob C.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...> wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail
service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased
demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@...
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@...>

To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local
residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".

Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC


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Re: The end.

Pete Thorn
 

For G&W at this stage, yes; however, there is absolutely no excuse for
city/county to allow this to happen. I've written the following to the
Star several times, of couse, it will never see the light of day:

As a conductor for a Class 1 (NS), we spot cars in much worse looking
facilities than Alcoa/Inland, etc.. in much worse cities than Elizabethton
TN; furthermore, NEW industries are springing up all the time as new
industries or moving in an existing facitlity for mainly plastics, lumber,
and bulk products. We regularly spot cars in unused sidings for bulk
unloading of covered hoppers and tanks of varying commodities. Shippers
can't find enough unused tracks to unload Ethanol tankers. I saw an
article recently in the Star about someone touting opening up bio-fuel
business in Elizabethton. GUESS WHAT YOUR GOING TO NEED FOR SHIPPING,
DAHHHHHHH!

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Robert Cope <armorsmith@yahoo.com> wrote:

**


For G&W it is real simple....do the math. My guess is that the rail is
somewhere about 85# or higher rail. I don't know the number of miles being
torn up, but lets start a one mile.

I just checked for personal reasons, steel is recycling at $0.10 pound,
higher under specific conditions. 85# per yard times 2 divided by 3 equals
56.67 pounds per foot time 5280 feet per mile times $0.10 equals $29,920.00
per mile of rail removed.

I am hearing the same rumblings about a siding here in Bay County, FL on
the Bay Line Railroad. Same reasons, the line has not been used for at
least 10 years, with little or no prospect in the future. After looking at
the recycle value of the rail, it make perfect business sense to do it.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, and I am a 'Tweetsie' fan, as well as all
the remaining narrow gauge heritage. Too bad one of us couldn't win one of
those huge Power Ball lotteries......

Then reality sets in....

Bob C.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...> wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail
service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased
demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@...
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@...>

To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local
residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".

Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC


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Re: The end.

Robert Cope
 

For G&W it is real simple....do the math. My guess is that the rail is somewhere about 85# or higher rail. I don't know the number of miles being torn up, but lets start a one mile.

I just checked for personal reasons, steel is recycling at $0.10 pound, higher under specific conditions. 85# per yard times 2 divided by 3 equals 56.67 pounds per foot time 5280 feet per mile times $0.10 equals $29,920.00 per mile of rail removed.

I am hearing the same rumblings about a siding here in Bay County, FL on the Bay Line Railroad. Same reasons, the line has not been used for at least 10 years, with little or no prospect in the future. After looking at the recycle value of the rail, it make perfect business sense to do it.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, and I am a 'Tweetsie' fan, as well as all the remaining narrow gauge heritage. Too bad one of us couldn't win one of those huge Power Ball lotteries......

Then reality sets in....

Bob C.

--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...> wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@...
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@...>
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".
Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC


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Re: The end.

Mike Jackson <ki4ojo1@...>
 

If the picture I have attached can be opened (I'm not good at sending
pictures so I don't know if it can be opened) you will see what the line
looked like in December 2011 before Christmas. This photo was taken on
State Line Road near the track used by Blossman Gas, which I believe to
have been the last customer in Elizabethton. I apologize if the picture
can't be opened.

Mike Jackson
Church Hill, TN

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Will Vanderburg <Army30th@hotmail.com>wrote:


See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail service.
If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased demand in
the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




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Re: The end.

Will Vanderburg <Army30th@...>
 

See what gets me, even mentioning the possibility of future rail service. If the county even suspected that there "might" be an increased demand in the future, why even bother tearing it up?

William Vanderburg




To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
From: notelvis2@yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:34:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] The end.




























Agreed. This will pretty much do it.



Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.







________________________________
From: potter1954 <potter1954@yahoo.com>
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".
Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309
Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC





















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Re: The end.

David Pressley
 

Agreed. This will pretty much do it.
 
Once the rails are lifted, they aren't coming back.

 

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From: potter1954 <potter1954@yahoo.com>
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:06 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] The end.


 
I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".
Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309

Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC




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The end.

potter1954
 

I imagine this will generate thousands of high paying jobs for local residents, much like the ones we have up here in the "High Country".
Sorry, that's just the way I feel about it...

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97309

Regards,
Mike
Linville, NC


Mural of Number 12 in Asheboro, NC

mjrb_1989
 

Just thought this might be an interesting tidbit. My husband told me there was a mural of Number 12 on a building in downtown Asheboro. He said it looked like she was coming out of a tunnel and even had a light! Well, I saw it today! It was exciting to see Number 12 in downtown Asheboro. I don't think the light light is exactly era appropiate but, it probably looks great at night. I will try to get some pics and post asap.


Re: Fw: Combine update

William S Bryan
 

Well, I had 8 people ask to be put on a mailing list for this update. I
will set that up. If you requested the newsletter and did not receive an
electronic version please let me know. It is really good information on
the Combine and its current stage of restoration. I'm willing to send you
all the update...so if more want a copy just email me off list and I'll
be happy to attach a copy by return mail.

Bill
billbryan@juno.com


On Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:17:56 -0500 <billbryan@juno.com> writes:

Subject: Combine update

Hi folks, as you know my dad is involved with the shops. He sent me an 8
page update on the Combine....this just happens to be page one of 8 with
out pictures (yes there are pictures to). The last time I uploaded the
"newsletter" to the web page I didn't get much interest in it. So if you
would like a copy, email me off line, and I will forward the entire
document to you including the color pictures. Page 1 just lets you know
the type of information you should expect. (see below)

Bill Bryan
billbryan@juno.com




ET&WNC Combine 15 Newsletter 1
ET&WNC COMBINE 15
Volume 3, Issue 1 NEWSLETTER January 2012
Photo from "Tweetsie Country" by Mallory Hope Ferrell
The Country’s Finest Narrow Gauge Passenger Train Announced
1917
Johnson City , Tennessee
The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad is proud to announce
the delivery of the country’s finest narrow gauge passenger train.
Service will begin immediately between Johnson City, Tennessee and
Pineola, North Carolina with First Class service being extended to
Linville, and Shulls Mills, North Carolina during the summer months. The
four car First Class train with fully enclosed platforms can carry 120
passengers. It consists of three cars built by American Car & Foundry’s
Jackson & Sharp plant in Wilmington, Delaware (combine 15 and two 48
passenger coaches, cars 16 and 17) and finally the well known parlor car
"Azalea". Come experience the wild and scenic Doe River Gorge. Stay at
the indescribably beautiful Eseeola Inn.
Trains leave Johnson City daily at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm arriving in Shulls
Mills in just under 4 hours. ?
Work Continues on the Restoration of Combine 15
2012
Gil Williams, Combine 15 Project Manager

North Carolina Transportation Museum
Work continues on the ET&WNC Combine, said to be the sole survivor of the
country’s finest narrow gauge passenger train set. The 94 year old
combine is a triple combination car containing a Railway Post Office, a
Baggage Compartment, and a Passenger Compartment.
Gil Williams Photo
When complete, the restoration will return the car’s appearance to its
first twenty years of operation. Exterior siding will be replaced and the
roof repaired.
The vestibule end diaphragm and the buffers from both ends were removed
after 1940 – The vestibule end diaphragm only will be restored.
A stove and a bathroom were added to the baggage compartment during WWII.
We have the stove. We believe this section of the car was operated as a
Jim Crow Car during World War II. The hole in the roof has been resealed.
It is clearly not original but is from the early 1900’s. We will restore
the baggage compartment to its pre 1940 condition.
Continued on Page 2
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53 Year Old Mom Looks 33
The Stunning Results of Her Wrinkle Trick Has Botox Doctors Worried
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Fw: Combine update

William S Bryan
 

Subject: Combine update

Hi folks, as you know my dad is involved with the shops. He sent me an 8
page update on the Combine....this just happens to be page one of 8 with
out pictures (yes there are pictures to). The last time I uploaded the
"newsletter" to the web page I didn't get much interest in it. So if you
would like a copy, email me off line, and I will forward the entire
document to you including the color pictures. Page 1 just lets you know
the type of information you should expect. (see below)

Bill Bryan
billbryan@juno.com




ET&WNC Combine 15 Newsletter 1
ET&WNC COMBINE 15
Volume 3, Issue 1 NEWSLETTER January 2012
Photo from "Tweetsie Country" by Mallory Hope Ferrell
The Country’s Finest Narrow Gauge Passenger Train Announced
1917
Johnson City , Tennessee
The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad is proud to announce
the delivery of the country’s finest narrow gauge passenger train.
Service will begin immediately between Johnson City, Tennessee and
Pineola, North Carolina with First Class service being extended to
Linville, and Shulls Mills, North Carolina during the summer months. The
four car First Class train with fully enclosed platforms can carry 120
passengers. It consists of three cars built by American Car & Foundry’s
Jackson & Sharp plant in Wilmington, Delaware (combine 15 and two 48
passenger coaches, cars 16 and 17) and finally the well known parlor car
"Azalea". Come experience the wild and scenic Doe River Gorge. Stay at
the indescribably beautiful Eseeola Inn.
Trains leave Johnson City daily at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm arriving in Shulls
Mills in just under 4 hours. ?
Work Continues on the Restoration of Combine 15
2012
Gil Williams, Combine 15 Project Manager

North Carolina Transportation Museum
Work continues on the ET&WNC Combine, said to be the sole survivor of the
country’s finest narrow gauge passenger train set. The 94 year old
combine is a triple combination car containing a Railway Post Office, a
Baggage Compartment, and a Passenger Compartment.
Gil Williams Photo
When complete, the restoration will return the car’s appearance to its
first twenty years of operation. Exterior siding will be replaced and the
roof repaired.
The vestibule end diaphragm and the buffers from both ends were removed
after 1940 – The vestibule end diaphragm only will be restored.
A stove and a bathroom were added to the baggage compartment during WWII.
We have the stove. We believe this section of the car was operated as a
Jim Crow Car during World War II. The hole in the roof has been resealed.
It is clearly not original but is from the early 1900’s. We will restore
the baggage compartment to its pre 1940 condition.
Continued on Page 2
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51 Yr Old Woman Looks 25
Mom Publishes Free Wrinkle Secret That Has Angered Doctors!
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Don't want to bring up sadness...

Will <Army30th@...>
 

But a man enjoying his true love... #12

Begins at 1:05 in the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYNrfMLzDSM&;feature=related

RIP my friend, I will see you again someday

Fondly,
Will Vanderburg


Voting has ended- I think we won!

matt bumgarner
 

Voting in the Refresh Everything ended last night at 11:59pm, but official results won't be released until either tomorrow or Jan 1 (conflicting info out of Pepsi on this matter).

However, the last updated leader board at 11:30pm showed us holding at #7, after see-sawing from 5-7 throughout the day. Given there was little activity behind us in spots 8-15, I am very optimistic that we will qualify.

And it could not have been done without your help and that of our voting partners. Official finalist list will be released tomorrow. Thank you again for voting, reposting, and enduring my reminders. It will go to a great cause and ensure that some very important pieces of history will be around for generations.

Thanks again!

Matt Bumgarner


We slipped to #7 overnight- LAST DAY TO VOTE IS TODAY

matt bumgarner
 

LAST DAY TO VOTE- slipped to #7 overnight...PLEASE GET AS MANY VOTES TODAY AS YOU CAN!!

Vote at www.refresheverything.com/yadkin100
You can text 110357 to number 73774 (PEPSI).


Thanks,

Matt


Re: Linville River Depot

Patrick Leonard
 

What great pictures! The little girl visiting Santa is a great touch.

My RR voulunteer time has been spent in Cass WV helping to rebuild Climax locomotive CN 1551. It is also a big project but we are making visable progress. The tender is only lacking a few parts that have to be made before it can be assembled. The engine frame is repaired and the trucks are almost complete but there are lots of parts yet to be made.
Pat Leonard

--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Doris" <doristurbyfill@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone,
We posted a few photos in the photo file under Christmas 2011. Just click on the folder to view them.
Merry Christmas from the Linville Railroad Depot,
Jerry & Joel


URGENT- Please VOTE-- we have slipped TWO spots in TWO hours

matt bumgarner
 

URGENT- Alexander Chapter NRHS got slammed to NUMBER SIX... ONE MORE DAY OF VOTING... PLEASE post this on your status if you are on Facebook and BEG friends to TEXT and VOTE via FB... PLEASE...

Vote at www.refresheverything.com/&#8203;yadkin100

You can also text 110357 to number 73774 (PEPSI) from your cell phone. DO IT. MAKE YOUR WIFE DO IT. MAKE YOUR KIDS DO IT...

This is nearly THREE YEARS OF REVENUE FOR US--

We're winning the game by six, but the other team has the ball on the 40 yard line, all three timeouts, and the two-minute warning.

Please help us!!

Matt Bumgarner


Re: Not Tweetsie, but ...

David Pressley
 

Very nice footage. It's interesting to see what that trackage looked like when the train was THE attraction.


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From: Rae Augenstein <GetGlowing@gmail.com>
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:17 PM
Subject: [Tweetsie] Not Tweetsie, but ...


 
Came across this Rebel Railroad video today featuring the 192. Circa
1960 do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jE2XAKptY

We were just at Dollywood yesterday and enjoyed a ride behind #70. The
engineers told me 192 still runs, but they're putting some work into
her.

- Rae in Johnson City



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Re: Don't forget to vote!! Coming down to the finish!

RICHARD BENTON
 

Thank you. Not able to read the "muddle" is my problem so will go at it
again armed with your advice. Happy New Year!

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM, Matt Bumgarner <matt@tarheelpress.com>wrote:

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Not sure what you mean---

You prove you're not a robot when you type in that muddled text on the
log-in page.

If you can't read the text, hit the highlighted "refresh image" hotlink
and
it will give you another image.

This is to keep automated software from voting continuously.

Thanks for your efforts, though!

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: RICHARD BENTON
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:20 PM
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] Don't forget to vote!! Coming down to the finish!

How do I vote if I can't prove I'm not a robot. It is sure
frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Matt <matt@tarheelpress.com> wrote:

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We are still ranked #4, with all of the alliances of animal groups rising
fast behind us. We're still in the money (top 15 win) but that could
change
easily.

You can text 110357 to number 73774, which is the easiest way to vote and
get your friends/spouse/children to vote as well.

Also, www.refresheverything.com/yadkin100.

Thanks!

Matt




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Only Two DAYS left to vote! Please Help!

matt bumgarner
 

PLEASE vote today- only two days left!

Go to www.refresheverything.com/yadkin100 and vote via Facebook.
Even easier, you can text 110357 to Pepsi (73774) to vote from your mobile phone.

Thanks!

Matt Bumgarner

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