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A friend sent me a link to this site about an 18" gauge train in Oregon that the state wants removed. Rather than rewrite the whole thing here, please read my blog post on the subject.
 

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That is ridiculous that the Oregon wants the railroad to be removed... I do not see any problems with his layout... He owns all of the property and he should be able to have a track layout if he wants one... I took a look at the page of pictures and I do not see any damage done to the environment, besides the emissions from the locomotives, but big deal :dunno:

It would be a shame for all that hard work to be destroyed
 

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This is a perfect example of why people need to stand and fight for what is theres.

Remember the old saying "For the people by the people" well goverment doesn't work that way anymore.


I think what he has built is wonderful. There's more to this story then there reporting. Does someone else want to develope the land or whos corn flakes did he $--t in while building this.


Why else would state goverment even care about something like this. Must be a perfect state with out problems if this is what there doing.


We as hobbiest/viewers could send emails in support of this to there state reps telling them to leave it alone.
 

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This all came about because of boiler explosions at the Gettysburg RR and at a steam tractor meet in Ohio back in the 1990s.

The federal government stepped in, taking over steam rules and regs from individual states, and tightened the rules on what they call "antique and hobby boilers".

They also cracked down on full-sized steam power. See how many steam operations are not running steam anymore? How steam restorations are becoming more complicated? How most railroad shops cannot legally restore their own boilers anymore? Because of two accidents, the feds stepped in.

Privately held steam power, even "small" ones like this, are subject to all the tightened rules and regs. The states have to enforce the federal rules.

Yes, it stinks. Thank the lax rules (PA and OH) that allowed these accidents to happen in the first place.
 
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