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    1862 all over again...

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    Boy, is THAT a crock of $h!#.

    Abandon them to avoid any financial burden, then reclaim and destroy public money invested in the trail. Absolutely do not understand this.

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    Wink

    From what I understood Rail banking...

    ...was supposed to preserve the right of way, if a rail/trail was built on it, then at a later date a railroad ROW was realigned the railroad would pay for a trail along side to be built once the new rail was constructed!

    They can't claim emanate domain since it that can only be done once AFAIK

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    I've never seen this trail system firsthand, but my understanding of it is that it is basically a paying member, course-gravel ATV drag strip that also pretends to be a hiker/biker/equestrian trail. That's certainly the way the website comes across: Snow Shoe Rails To Trails

    Aside from that, I have mixed feelings. The increased usage of rail for freight and getting some of the friggin fracker traffic off the roads can only be a good thing for the region. But I can understand why volunteers are pissed that all their hard work is for nothing.

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    I've ridden the wheelers out there, not much besides a few walkers here and there, it's pretty much ATV only, at least in the 3 times I was out there. Nice area, alot of good ATV riding...

    I think they snowmobile on this in the winter as well....
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    WOW! I ride the SSRTA by Atv at least once a month! This is saddening.
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad Rider 415 View Post
    WOW! I ride the SSRTA by Atv at least once a month! This is saddening.
    I was riding there a while back and saw a few DCNR guys at the high bridge in Viaduct!

    Question: Does the SSRTA end at the viaduct high bridge or does it continue towards Phillipsburg, I understood the State Forest Comm. bought the section from the high bridge towards Phil-burg and planned to annex to the Black Moshannon State Forest?

    Also a comment: Makes me wonder if they run double stacks(I doubt they will be running this type of rig), but the tunnel near Peale will become a "cut" as making it larger on the top will run into a very thin tunnel roof.

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    I am a member there and you can ride way past the bridge to another parking lot called Black Moshannon parking lot. It will even go farther than that. The tunnel still has alot of water in but they have spend alot of money fixing the leaks in the roof of it.
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    Good job!

    Great!

    I would think a connection to Phillipsburg would be great...

    Thanks

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