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 Post subject: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:54 pm 

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Hello, I'm new to the forum. My name is John Reagon, I've worked for Reader Railroad and figured I'd share a few videos at my time there.

Permission from Richard Grisby.

Reader Railroad DVD - 2010 (Preview):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4TCHEqJkhA

The Reader Railroad DVD - 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blc_kXsDH2o

Reader Railroad DVD - 2011 (Cabride):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QIhwkz1wy8

Thank you, and have a blessed day. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:41 pm 

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Someone, and I guess it's going to be up to the general public, needs to get a huge donation going for the Reader.


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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:11 am 

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The Reader management has just started an operation in Florida, which hopefully will (adequately capitalized) turn into a profitable and reliable year round source of revenue. If you want to make donations, perhaps a chartered nonprofit pursuing interesting missions might be a rational choice right now. I wouldn't confuse them with unsuccessful operators.

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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:55 am 

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John,

Please let us know a little about recent developments at the Reader. There hasn't been much news lately (except for the Florida operation).

Looks like there might be some usable track around Reader now.

Glen Brewer
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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:37 pm 

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gbrewer wrote:
John,

Please let us know a little about recent developments at the Reader. There hasn't been much news lately (except for the Florida operation).

Looks like there might be some usable track around Reader now.

Glen Brewer
Railroad Glory Days
http://railroadglorydays.com


Glen -

When I saw the DVD's, I wondered if this was the track that the old Reader Railroad once ran on, and if so, how far the train currently runs. Here is a posting in an old "Official Guide":

Reader, Ark.
Ada 0.5 miles
Dewoody Spur 3.0 miles
Cummings Springs 5.3 miles
Dills Mill 12.2 miles
Anthony Switch 17.0 miles
Ames 19.8 miles
Waterloo, Ark. 23.5 miles

From the speed of the train in the DVD, my guess is that they don't go all the way to Waterloo (where the old asphalt plant was I believe), but how far DO they go? There were some sidings shown, so maybe these were the "close-in" stations. Also, I assume that the depot was the one at Reader; but is that really the case? Some unanswered questions.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:04 pm 

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Les,

Quite right, most of the track to Waterloo is long gone. I'm not sure how much is left, but I believe it is a small percentage. Maybe John can fill us in.

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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:58 pm 

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gbrewer wrote:
Les,

Quite right, most of the track to Waterloo is long gone. I'm not sure how much is left, but I believe it is a small percentage. Maybe John can fill us in.

Glen Brewer


To the best of my knowledge, the track only extends to the Route 24 crossing at Camp DeWoody.
Kevin


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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:07 pm 

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Dear Les, the train shown in the DVD went to Ada, AR from the Reader Park. The trackage is nearly only 1.4 miles long at this present time. I do believe. The track that extends to Camp DeWoody is currently out of service.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks,
John C. Reagon


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 Post subject: Re: Reader Railroad DVD
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:57 pm 

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ArkansasRailfan wrote:
Dear Les, the train shown in the DVD went to Ada, AR from the Reader Park. The trackage is nearly only 1.4 miles long at this present time. I do believe. The track that extends to Camp DeWoody is currently out of service.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks,
John C. Reagon


John -

Thanks very much for the clarification.

Les


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