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 Post subject: Mr. Riffin's 12/13/2012 STB filing (D&RGW Creede Branch)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:58 pm 

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Here is a December 13, 2012 filing made with the Surface Transportation Board:

Docket Number FD_35705_0, Case Title: James Riffin and Eric Strohmeyer--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--In Rio Grande and Mineral Counties, Co

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James Riffin and Eric Strohmeyer, (Applicants), non-carriers, provide the following as their verified exemption notice to acquire and operate over approximately 7 miles of Denver & Rio Grande Railway Historical Foundation line within Rio Grande and Mineral Counties, CO.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Riffin's 12/13/2012 STB filing (D&RGW Creede Branch
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Guess he's no longer wanted on the East Coast...

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Riffin's 12/13/2012 STB filing (D&RGW Creede Branch
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:10 pm 

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Someone please refresh my failing memory....

Is this part of the line that ran into a stone wall
of local opposition to operation years ago?


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Riffin's 12/13/2012 STB filing (D&RGW Creede Branch
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What happened to the Shank brothers who last I heard own this line and the rights to the D&RGW name? I had a tour of the line with Don Shank not long ago. Am I confusing this line with another somehow? This was out of South Fork, so it seemed to be the same line as the one I rode.... Peter Bowler


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Riffin's 12/13/2012 STB filing (D&RGW Creede Branch
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:21 pm 

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What happened?
Looks like the Creed-ians have succeeded in draining the railroads bank account....
They are probably broke and unable to move ahead with their plan to open an operation at this time....Given some time, I'm sure they'll get back on track. I doubt they need to go into creede to make it a successful operation, perhaps North fork will be a better choice.
From what I've seen of Creede, they hate anyone that is an outsider, or perhaps, that they don't control......I recall hearing something about them not wanting any "bubblegum chewing, *.**,etc,etc....tourists in their town!!". Somehow, it would not surprise me to find that the major "industry" up there involves the production of something called "meth"....
As to those two "characters".....I'm wondering what they are up to....trying to get another free railroad perhaps? I think the track space in question is on the Del Norte side of South Fork.... nothing out there, no customers, just farms.....unless you want to store cars.


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