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Thursday, June 11, 2009


Local contractor Tom Kissiel is shown checking grade for excavation being done at the Coudersport Arboretum for the Lions Club train car which will be transported to the Arboretum in June.

Tom has donated his time and equipment for the project , others donating are Stan Goodwin - gravel , Seals Lumber -rr. ties , Karl Altenhein-rr. rails, John Nordquist- surveying and Coudersport Borough Council provided the land the car will be placed on.

Many individuals have donated to the purchase of the Lions Club car and transportation effort but DONATIONS are still needed any excess funds will be used for landscaping around the car.

Contact Steve Erway, Dick Bucannan, Lou Karija or any Lions Club member or Chamber of Commerce member to Donate.

Gareth Gockley helped move the Lions Club train with his Ford pickup.

Lee Gross uses his skid steer to move the Lions Club train Thursday afternoon in Kane, Gareth Gockley is seen blocking the wheels.

Irvin Cutler and Lou Karija assisted with the moving of cars as well as building a landing for a trucking company to get their trailers under the car to lift it off its wheels.

The car is due to arrive in Coudersport at the depot sometime after noon on Tuesday. All are welcome to watch the unloading and setting of the car. Plan on being there.

Please check Solomons words for updates on arrival. They will be in contact with the convey, or check with Gerri Miller.

When will you see a railroad car pull into the depot again?


Vicki said...

Nice to see so many giving and supporting this project. It will look great when completed I am sure.

Unknown said...

Great community effort. This will be an asset to the entire region.

DannyB said...

That's a big train car....wonder how much it weighs????

Anonymous said...

if you really wanted to move the rail car get that junk ford out of the way and get a chevy

Anonymous said...

Good job Lou,Stan,Lee and company!! Brad Jones

Anonymous said...

great start to the subway system. this enterconnector will lynk Austin, Roulette, and Shingle House. It is great to see all the hard work finally come together.

Anonymous said...

The route to Shinglehouse is going to be delayed because of some sensitive environmental issue but the tunneling to Austin and Roulette has already started.

Anonymous said...

How much taxpayer money is going onto underground train service to Austin and Roulette and Shinglehouse?
This is something some those bozo dildines in Harrisburg must have concocted? What is wrong with running a bus on roads that are already established instead of a subway?
This is the first I seen of this. Where was the meeting for the public?

Anonymous said...

There go the naysayers again.
Kudos and dildines to the people who are behind this worthy project.
We cannot stay mired in the past forever.

Lou Karija said...

Jim I failed to mention one of my biggest supporters on the arboretum and rr. car projects STAN GOODWIN he has donated his time, equipment and materials many times over the years . Last Wed. I traveled to Kane with him to deliver gravel that he donated , he refused money for fuel and would not let me buy dinner, in fact he insisted he buy. Stan is a great guy and very community minded. thank you Stan. Lou Karija

Anonymous said...

Something is confusing to me. If this is going to be a rail car for meetings and things how can it also be traveling to Austin and Roulette and Shinglehouse?

Anonymous said...

Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:47:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:45:00 PM

How does the word gullible feel about right now? I am pretty sure it was a joke!

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, the subway line to Roulette will be the first tunnel built, then Austin in 2011 and Shinglehouse after that when they have raised enough money. Agreed on the kudos and dildines to everyone who has brought this subway to become reality. I will be taking to Roulette very frequently.

Anonymous said...

Why does Roulette get this subway service before Austin? Another case of Austin getting the shaft. Thanks a lot Coudersport!

Anonymous said...

I live in Roulette and all I can say is hip hip horay for the Lions Club and to Coudersport for this subway system. I will save money on gas if the times are convenient and it has to be good also for the enviroment.

Anonymous said...

When will this be up and running? I agree with the kodios and dilldines to the people who have started this. Maybe now the ATA busses will quit driving around empty all the time and wasting taxpayers money.

Anonymous said...

Well the goal of the subway to not only to link our area but it will continue to Renovo, Emporium, Lock Haven, Port Allegeny, Williamsport, Buffalo...When this is done the service should be remarkable. This not only is great but it will bring aound 400 jobs to this area and many more to the outline areas.

Anonymous said...

I hope some of you know there's no train or subways coming to potter county!!? It was a play on words in the article!!Lol!! ;) Brad

Anonymous said...

Before everyone passes out too many kudos please bear in mind that there are right of way issues. Will they try to seize the old railroad right of way between Coudersport and Roulette?
Right now the people in Renova are fighting this because they want to lay the subway tunnels across a neighborhood leading to Lock Haven using imminent domain.
There is a story on this in the Williamsport Sun Gazette online from last Sunday edition.
I wonder if our brainiacs in Coudersport are going to built out a subway line and then have no place to connect it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello!!? Are some you listening?! Monument Train Station in Coudy going nowhere but a trip into the past and a historical landmark to be appreciated by thousands of locals and tourist for years to come!!Great Job Lion's club and local leaders and volunteers with some heritage in mind!!Great insight and volunteerism by a small group of local leaders w/o the millions of dollars in grants!!Volunteerism @ it's best by good,unselfih people with a worthy goal!! Keep up the good work people!!(You know who you are!! P.S.-Don't sell your ATA pass!! :/ Brad