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 Post subject: Excursions on the new Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railroad?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:45 pm 
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Wondering out loud what it might take to get an excursion setup on RJs new railroad. I know they aren't super passenger friendly but I don't think they are 100% against it. And with nearby Southern Appalachian Railway Museum equipment sitting idle...

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 Post subject: Re: Excursions on the new Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railr
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:52 am 

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It would probably take money more than any other single asset.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 11:07 pm 

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Ask someone how the last excursion venture on RJ Corman tracks in Tennessee turned out (the New River Railway).


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RookieFireman wrote:
Ask someone how the last excursion venture on RJ Corman tracks in Tennessee turned out (the New River Railway).


Is that what lead to that abandoned RS3 etc?


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Mark Hedges wrote:
Is that what lead to that abandoned RS3 etc?


Yes. Sad case, its all worn out and vandalized now.

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 Post subject: Re: Excursions on the new Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railr
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:29 pm 

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Unseenthings wrote:
Wondering out loud what it might take to get an excursion setup on RJs new railroad. I know they aren't super passenger friendly but I don't think they are 100% against it. And with nearby Southern Appalachian Railway Museum equipment sitting idle...


There is a proposal to implement a tourist operation out of Myrtle Beach, SC, on a portion of RJC's line to Conway. There was another effort being promoted at Tabor City, NC, also an RJC freight operation (the RFP having recently appeared in the RyPN Classifieds). By these examples, one concludes that RJC isn't universally opposed to the notion.

The best way to find out, however, would be to inquire directly with the Company.


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 Post subject: Re: Excursions on the new Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railr
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Don’t forget the trains on the former TC tracks, where 576 will eventually run for the TCRM

RJ Corman seems to be at the very least tolerant of these operations. Don’t rule it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Excursions on the new Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railr
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:30 pm 

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I have not yet seen a 'behind-the-scenes' discussion of how KRM got the Berkshire moved over known steam-hostile CSX. Seems to me that recording the plans and priorities used would constitute a reasonable guide to how to ask railroads for permission.

I see Ross Rowland posting -- he's good with the 'idea' side of getting to yes with a complex set of 'stakeholders'.

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Run so you don't interfere with anything the railroad might do, or want to do, while you are there. That applies to staging or storing the equipment, not just operating it.

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