Spur removal / abandonment

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Spur removal / abandonment

Post by carajul » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:35 pm

There are a ton of spurs just west of the MIA airport into factories/warehouses that have been removed recently. Why does FEC tear up the tracks? There is future potential of a customer. Once they remove the rails, the future income potential drops to 0%. I was surprised to see how many abandoned spur lines there were in this area.

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Re: Spur removal / abandonment

Post by Noel Weaver » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:27 pm

The Florida East Coast sold a portion of Hialeah Yard to the airport for expansion. They own a huge amount of property
elsewhere and some operations will eventually be relocated. You need to stay tuned for more later on.
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Re: Spur removal / abandonment

Post by boteman » Tue May 26, 2009 8:11 pm

Additionally, railroads pay tax on each mile of track in the ground, so if it isn't earning its keep it gets pulled up.

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