by Bob Roberts
njt/mnrrbuff wrote: ↑Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:27 pm Wow, five hours from Wilmington, NC to the Outer Banks of NC-that's a lot. NC is certainly huge.about half of that is on a ferry.
SouthernRailway wrote: ↑Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:15 pm Wilmington itself is too small for its own train. But extend trains to Myrtle Beach and there could be a (price-sensitive) market for that. But the whole area is so car-oriented that either an Auto-Train or rental car offices at the train station would be needed.The only rail route to Myrtle is very roundabout, and the old, semi-direct route from Wilmington has been partially pulled up. You are right about the auto dependence of Myrtle -- anyone there will need a car. Even if the tracks still existed, and Myrtle was walkable, there is absolutely no reason for NC to pay to run trains there, it would have a negative economic impact on the state by draining tourism dollars from NC.
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