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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-07-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Touche on that one, Mike!

Touche on that one, Mike!
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-05-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Yesterday's City Council Meeting

Here is a report on yesterday's meeting of the Conway City Council.

The Opposition is not satisfied, so I suppose they will continue when Vulcan applies to get their permits to construct the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-01-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the post

Mike, thanks for the post. I will be following the Conway City Council activities in the weeks to come.

I hope that the fears of the residents of Wild Wing will turn out to be unfounded, and the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-30-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Report on reopening of Vulcan Plant

While I would prefer to watch a video (which I cannot find), of the Conway City Council meeting concerning reopening the Vulcan plant, I did find a good newspaper report which gave a lot of pertinent...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-25-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
MyHorry News had a story about Conway and Tabor...

MyHorry News had a story about Conway and Tabor City officials becoming interested in a possible passenger train between those two cities as a tourist attraction, altho the story says it would be two...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-23-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
More About Vulcan Plant

There had been some committee meetings and also some delays before the vote of Monday of this week.

I'm going to check out those earlier meetings, since minutes of this week's meeting are not yet...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-22-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Finally some good news for the Conway to Myrtle...

Finally some good news for the Conway to Myrtle Beach line. High volume traffic will be returning when Vulcan Materials, which switched to trucking in 2000 after Carolina Southern raised their rates...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-10-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the link to the story, Mike, which I...

Thanks for the link to the story, Mike, which I read. It helped me to better understand what is going on in Columbus County. It's good that JRC is getting more industry to locate on the railroad.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-09-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Georgia Pacific Plant

Did anybody here know that RJCorman had bought the Georgia Pacific plant (is it between Chadbourn and Whiteville?) from Columbus County for something like 2 & 1/2 million dollars?

There was some...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-16-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,904
Posted By TheOldMan
Glad you like the signature. A lot of the...

Glad you like the signature. A lot of the fogharty songs have lyrics that would make good signatures for a railroad posting board.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-16-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,375
Posted By TheOldMan
Bumping this one to the top from the green river...

Bumping this one to the top from the green river album another favorite of mine.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-14-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,904
Posted By TheOldMan
I have, thru the years, wondered Whatever...

I have, thru the years, wondered Whatever Happened To Hubcap Willie?

How long did he live after the Life Magazine article.

Well, here is a link to the sad news:
...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-14-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the post, Mike. Yes, there was some...

Thanks for the post, Mike. Yes, there was some discussion of what you mentioned.

Obviously RJC is not going to pay to undo an atrocity that was not their responsibility.

In their lease of the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Finally, after many years, some rolling stock is...

Finally, after many years, some rolling stock is being brought to the depot in Myrtle Beach.

The house track was pulled up out of the dirt, and a boxcar put on it sometime back, and a caboose is...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-11-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Today, I noticed new signs at the grade crossings...

Today, I noticed new signs at the grade crossings at Carolina Forest and Depot Road. These were small blue signs with white lettering. Couldn't read what they said.

No activity on the railroad...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-05-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Two weeks ago, tomorrow, when I drove down...

Two weeks ago, tomorrow, when I drove down Waccamaw Boulevard, a US 501 access road, on the Conway side of the waterway, both of the chain link fence gates at the Pine Island drawbridge were wide...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-05-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
At a recent meeting of the Horry County Council's...

At a recent meeting of the Horry County Council's Transportation Committee, Mr. Bill Henderson of RJCorman gave the annual report on the County railroad leased by his company.

He said that Canfor...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-17-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the posts, Joe, Shortlines USA and...

Thanks for the posts, Joe, Shortlines USA and troy12n.

Last week, a train crossed the Waccamaw River with not quite sure how many, their max is 7 empty centerbeam flats for Canfor Lumber, and 3...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 09-20-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Today, an RJCorman train left the interchange...

Today, an RJCorman train left the interchange with CSX, and that train had a number of tank cars on it. So far, no one knows just what the tank cars are carrying, or what business they are going to.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-22-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
I haven't seen it in person yet, but there has...

I haven't seen it in person yet, but there has been a report that a refuse container is now at the Metglass siding, for improvements to be made there.

Some time back, I was told that the trucking...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-20-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the update, Mike. An RJC...

Thanks for the update, Mike.

An RJC locomotive stopped on the track near the grade crossing of Country Club road in Conway a day or two ago, and some Corman trucks, one with a crane on it, are...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-20-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Does anyone know when Metglass will resume using...

Does anyone know when Metglass will resume using the railroad?

And, has construction started yet on the Stainless Steel plant in Loris?

And, any news about RJC's hopes of getting a Volvo plant...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-30-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Glad I went to the Ribbon cutting and stayed...

Glad I went to the Ribbon cutting and stayed until RJ Corman locomotive No. 3812 left for Chadburn.

It was a really great event to attend, and I did take some photos.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-22-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
So far no change on the Ribbon Cutting in Loris,...

So far no change on the Ribbon Cutting in Loris, SC on March 30, at 10:00 AM.

If there are any changes, I'll report them here.

Anyone from the board planning to be there?

I'm hoping to meet...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 02-16-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,873
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for the post

Thanks for the post, ShortlinesUSA

I go by Grand Strand Western fairly regularly, and also keep up with developments on Facebook.

Been thinking about what the work for the train crews will be...
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