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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Mon May 7 07:21:57 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Mon May 7 05:01:23 2012.

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Also those bridges do get inspected, because the city will be held liable for any collapse of the bridge

Well, someone has been asleep at the wheel, because those bridges already have crumbled, and enough to where they had to (since I have not been to the area in some time, I do not know if the tarps are still there) place tarps under and around the structure. So someone has been missing the beat! And in this day and age of corner-cutting to save bucks, I would not feel at all confident in the quality of inspection techniques.

They might not be able to handle railcars at the moment, but with sufficient repairs they can.

A bridge and right of way which has not hosted rail traffic since the late 50s will need a whole lot more than "sufficient repairs". Again, would you feel safe with new, heavy trains running on such a dilapidated right of way??

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