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 Post subject: Allentown & Auburn -- "first freight train"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:39 pm 

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Accidentally found this video of a "first freight" by this shortline / tourist line. I don't know a thing about the A&A except what the Wikipedia entry says.

Question to stir the pot: If you start hauling freight on your tourist pike, does the FRA hold you to a higher standard? I have heard Mr. MacDowell talk about "FRA lite" for museums, so just wondering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzkz7f7AqTI


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 Post subject: Re: Allentown & Auburn -- "first freight train"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:32 pm 

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It's a neat little road, with some imaginative events.


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rock island lines wrote:
If you start hauling freight on your tourist pike, does the FRA hold you to a higher standard? I have heard Mr. MacDowell talk about "FRA lite" for museums, so just wondering.


Yup. You'd be under full oversight by FRA as a common carrier.

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 Post subject: Re: Allentown & Auburn -- "first freight train"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:14 pm 

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There is only one A&A; the Arcade & Attica. This is the ALLN.


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R.L.Kennedy wrote:
There is only one A&A; the Arcade & Attica. This is the ALLN.


Well, actually, there can be several A&A's; abbreviations like these make more sense than reporting marks in the non-railfan press. If you want to get technical with reporting marks, then there are no A&A's. Allentown & Auburn is ALLN and Arcade & Attica is ARA.

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 Post subject: Re: Allentown & Auburn -- "first freight train"
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:26 am 

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Steve's right. Get a mix of New Englanders together and ask them what road the B&A was. Reporting marks won't settle the argument. ;-)

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