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Old 09-30-2019, 04:55 PM   #11
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Probably the same miraculous bill that would require gas&oil to be responsible for *their* messes. Technically they're supposed to clean up after themselves, but in reality they just ditch the property with a shell company that claims bankruptcy.
Yeah, I was thinking of that when I typed that sentence. Between oil & gas, and coal mining, my county is pretty messy in places.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:13 PM   #12
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Well that video was a little all over the place, featuring

- abandoned trackage
- clearly not-abandoned track
- fully abandoned locations (track and structures)
- abandoned buildings beside track that appears active
- abandoned industrial spurs behind buildings that are probably still active but not using rail
- abandoned and rusting equipment
- stored but not "abandoned" equipment
- partially scrapped equipment likely stored for parts
- partially scrapped equipment clearly in an actual scrap/salvage yard being actively scrapped
- some shots of lines or equipment in rough shape but actually active
- lots of shots clearly from Eastern Europe when the title of the video is "in America"

The really old B&W footage at the very beginning was personally interesting though - that's in my home town, featuring a really early view of the international tunnel between Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and Port Huron, Michigan, USA
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:14 PM   #13
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Is there no scrap value for these trains and track?
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:18 AM   #14
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Is there no scrap value for these trains and track?
The recovery and transportation costs probably exceed the scrap value.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:07 AM   #15
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There is also an ownership problem that is difficult to resolve, so things just sit there
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