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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:42 pm 

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The first thread was locked due to the posts becoming personal. This one is going the same way. I removed three offending posts that I felt did not advance the discussion. Please make your points without personal insults.

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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:59 pm 

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Mr. Sobczynski posted an update which includes his proposal to the City of Port Arthur.

http://nextgenrail.com/


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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:17 pm 

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Seems like a very reasonable, well thought through proposal to me. Let's hope that it is well received by the Port Arthur decision makers.

Time will tell.

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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:00 pm 

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One of the places they mention possibly taking it to for rebuilding is Atlanta. Where in Atlanta would this be?


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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:53 pm 

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Mtn3781 wrote:
One of the places they mention possibly taking it to for rebuilding is Atlanta. Where in Atlanta would this be?

I'd assume the Southeastern Railroad Museum northeast of the city but someone can correct me if I'm mistaken.


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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:59 pm 

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In his April 10 Facebook update, Mr. Sobczynski said that Councilmember Lewis (who he described as one of the proposal's champions) intended to read the highlights of the Heritage Railway Operations Society Proposal For Disposition Of Locomotive 503 dated 4-10-18 at the next meeting. The Agendas for both the next Special Executive Meeting and the Regular Meeting on 4-24 are available and neither include any identifiable mention of Councilmember Lewis discussing anything related to 503.

This should be Councilmember Lewis’ last City Council meeting. In November of 2016 the residents voted to eliminate District 5 (Lewis) and 6 (Swati). The reorganization of the new seven-member Council will be implemented in May.

During the Council meeting on 3-27, there were two City Council votes with no public discussion by any of the council members prior to the votes, and no dissent from any council member, authorizing the expenditure of a minimum of an additional $40,000 over the original abatement contract cost which included Inland scrapping 503. The first was to amend Inland's contract to account for the fact that Inland will not be cutting up and hauling away 503 and will not be getting the scrap revenue. This authorized up to $35,000 to be paid to Inland, an increase over the original contract of $10,000. The second vote was to retain someone to move 503 so the abatement could be completed. This was for about $30,000 minimum, assuming they went with the lowest bidder.

As far as I have seen, the revised deadline of today, 4-20, for the City to meet the TCEQ abatement mandate had not changed. Does anyone know if the City asked for and received another extension? What is the status of the contracted work to relocate 503 within Bryan Park that was approved on 3-27? Has the locomotive been moved and the underlying ballast and soil abated?


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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:28 am 

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Scranton Yard wrote:

As far as I have seen, the revised deadline of today, 4-20, for the City to meet the TCEQ abatement mandate had not changed. Does anyone know if the City asked for and received another extension? What is the status of the contracted work to relocate 503 within Bryan Park that was approved on 3-27? Has the locomotive been moved and the underlying ballast and soil abated?


In addition to these questions, I ask whether there has been any response from the Council, or others in City Administration, to Jason's proposal of 4-10.

I also would like to know whether Jason requested that his proposal be entered into the Council's agenda for a scheduled City Council meeting in which the proposal would be discussed and voted on, and if not, why not?


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 Post subject: Re: L&A 503
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 pm 

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I contacted Mr. Beard through his Friends of 503 facebook page and asked about the move and remediation. He didn't comment on the move but said that the remediation work hasn't begun yet. And that once it's finished, then the local effort to restore the 503 will begin.


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