Aug 29, 2011

Borough council supports preservation of Stewartstown Railroad

(YDR) The Stewartstown borough council is adding its support to the Stewartstown Railroad.
The council submitted a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board asking it to rule against an application seeking abandonment of the 126-year-old line.
The estate of George Hart, former president of the railroad company, wants to abandon the line so it could foreclose on the property and sell off the assets in order to collect a more than $350,000 debt the railroad owed Hart.
Council president Marsha England said the railroad is a significant part of the borough's history. Continued