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Benjamin Campbell

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Head Tide depot site for sale
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:24:34 AM »
Maybe this has been discussed already but I see that the property where the Head Tide depot once stood is for sale for 100K and pending

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Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 08:35:28 AM »
There is a related thread here:
https://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,4067.15.html

(The link is to 'page 2' of the thread, which is where discussion of that particular property starts.
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Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 09:07:44 AM »
I couldn't open the link for some reason. It would be great if the museum or a friend of it could purchase the property.

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Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 07:19:15 PM »
Hi Benjamin,

For some reason, we did not have you flagged as a museum member in the forum. This has been corrected, and you can now see the "members only" topics, including this one.

That said, the WW&F Railway Museum was aware of the property's availability, but choose not to act upon it at this time.
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Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 08:38:30 PM »
Thanks Ed - I definitely agree with the folks who feel this property should have been purchased. Money is cheap to borrow these days and I bet the funds could have been raised from the members who really want to see tracks north of 118. I am one of them. I would be satisfied to see our railroad end in the field just north of the Head Tide church cut but to the original depot site would be ideal. While the house in question may or may not be slightly south of the original depot site it is / was available. We don't know that the next property to the north will become available and if the property for sale is substantially upgraded it's purchase would cost the railroad much more in the future. If the property abuts the railroad's it would seem a suitable if not original location for a possible end of the line depot. If I had the play money - I'd buy the property and build the depot as a beckoning challenge