ES&NA Railway

Tuna Oct 5, 2009

  1. SteamDonkey74

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    Brian,

    Things have been kind of slow this weekend, I think owing to the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. There may be more as people come back.

    A lot of folks look at photos but don't necessarily comment, too, so that may be going on.

    Best,
    Adam
     
  2. BOK

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    Hi Brian:

    You have an interesting site and a lot of desire for restoring this railroad.

    Having worked in this business for a long time and managed a few short lines, I offer a few questions for you to think about as you move forward in this desire.

    Why would someone invest/rehabilitate and want to expand a property like the ES&NA? New potential passenger business? Are there any potential freight customers who would be willing to commit/spend up to 20 million dollars to restore a connection to a mainline railroad for a significant (we are talking a huge, industrial complex like a paper mill, coal fired power plant, etc. not just a small, grain elevator, propane distributor, or fertilizer distributor) venture? Would the A&M even be receptive to being an interchange connection to the ES&NA? How would you deal with the functions of finance, operations, marketing, engineering, government compliance etc.?

    It takes a lot of time, effort and money to put together a new operation and then you have to continually find new customers as a line generally loses about 10% of it's revenue/customer base a year. Buying a line just to see trains operate is a worthy goal if YOU have the money to do so and it is a private operation. Trying to do it and make a profit is a dream many folks have but is best handled on a smaller scale in the form of a model railroad...and then only if you have the money up front to make IT work.

    There was a time many years ago when I thought I wanted to own and operate my own short line railroad. Now, after forty two years on the rails, working in several, different capacities on both class1s and short lines, and having seen all the blood, sweat and tears it takes to run one, I am quite content to watch others do so and provide assistance as necessary. My advice: If you like the railroad go to work on one but stay away from owning one.

    Barry
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Oh if only the date was about 60 years ago. I'd go to work as a telegrapher at some small town agency. But I'd never aspire to enter ranks the gray hair and ulcer brigade.

    Boxcab E50
     
  4. Brian Waller

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    Thanks, Barry for your Advice and your very good questions you ask. I can't answer some of your questions, but I can say this:
    "When I own The ES&NA RR, I will be hauling only passenger (tourists) and little frieght (such as lumber for lumber yards, and etc.) But The ES&NA RR will be restore to it's original condition and connect to The A&M RR Mainline in Seligman, Mo., where I will have an link to the Main Railroad Line, and of course I will rebuilt the Seligman RR Depot and the frieght depot in ES, ARK., and etc... Well I think I said alot here, but I hope you understand why I need help to purchase/buy and Save The ES&NA RR. This is my Dream to own and operated The ES&NA RR."

    Brian Waller
     
  5. Brian Waller

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    Saving The ES&NA RR

    Hello,

    I have added more picture's in my Album, The ES&NA RR. Take a look.
    I have also added New Updates to my Website, if anyone's that have not check it out, yet.

    Brian Waller
     
  6. SteamDonkey74

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    There are some very interesting pieces of equipment in those photos, in case anyone hasn't checked out the album, yet.
     
  7. Brian Waller

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    Thanks, Adam for posting an link to my Album of The ES&NA RR. Have you seen the latest pictures I just added.

    Brian Waller
     
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    Hello,

    This message will be for anyone's who want to see The ES&NA RR Save and Restore to its original and operation condition.

    I have a Album with pictures of The ES&NA RR, of what this RR look like today, I also have a website for Saving The ES&NA RR. The links are below:

    Pictures Album of The ES&NA RR: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/album.php?albumid=1116.

    My Website for Saving The ES&NA RR: http://www.savingesnarailroad.com.

    Well I do hope I can be able to get someone here to help me Save This RR.

    Any Takers??

    Brian Waller
    Future Owner Of The ES&NA RR
     
  9. Brian Waller

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    Hello,

    I think I found a way to Save The ES&NA RR. Does anyone recalled President Obama $50 Billion Stimulus Packages for Roads, Railroads, and Runways?? I think I have an idea, What if I write a letter to President Obama to see if he can Help Me, I think it worst a try.

    What does everyone else think about this idea??

    Here is an link, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...lan-renew-and-expand-america-s-roads-railways-

    This above link might be broken try this link, http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-09-07-obama07_ST_N.htm

    Brian Waller
    Future Owner of The ES&NA RR
     
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  10. Brian Waller

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    Hello,

    From my last post, I have not heard words back from President Obama about his $50 Billion Stimulus Packages for Roads, Railroads, and Runways or not even offering to help me Save The ES&NA RR. So, I will try agian in about a month or two.

    Anyway, I am still looking for help in Saving The ES&NA RR, If anyone is interested.

    Brian Waller
     
  11. fireball_magee

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    Im interested. Think I sent you a pm about it.
     
  12. Brian Waller

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    Hello "Fireball_Magee",

    Yes, you did sent me a PM about this, but I am sorry for not anwering you back. So you are interested in helping me Save The ES&NA RR, Have you seen my website?? My Album here on TrainBoard??
    If not here is the link to them:

    Website - http://www.savingesnarailroad.com

    My Album - http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/album.php?albumid=1116.

    Brian Waller
     
  13. fireball_magee

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    I sure have seen them brian. I would love to know more and I sure hope you can pull it off. I loved riding it backin the day. My question is,Are you going to run steam again someday?
     
  14. Brian Waller

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    Hello "Fireball Magee",

    Your Question - "Are you going to run steam again someday?" Answer - Yes, I am going to run steam again someday, after I restore The ES&NA RR back to the operating condition. But in order for me to do this I need to buy The ES&NA RR.

    As of now all Steam Locomotives are retire and the current owners will not run them again.

    As you probably already know The ES&NA RR is For Sale for $1.7 Million, but for me to get this kinda money it will be kind a hard. So that is why I am asking for help.

    You want to help me, start asking for help for Saving The ES&NA RR!!

    What other information do you want to know??

    Brian Waller
     
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    Hello "Fireball_Magee",

    I know you are interested in Helping Me. I asked you, What other information would you like to know??

    As you should know that I has been asking for help for awhile now and you are the first one who is interested in helping me.

    Brian Waller
     
  16. Brian Waller

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    Hello to whoever is interested,

    I understand that I have been asking for help alot of time on here, but I just hope some people will try to help me Save The ES&NA RR or at least help The ES&NA RR from getting lost and forgotten, the history of it anyway.

    The ES&NA RR is for sale for $1.7 Millions and I know that is alot of money just for me to get a hold of, but if I can get some help, like people to invested in Saving The ES&NA RR or at least try.

    I really need help in Saving The ES&NA RR because this is My Dreams to own and operated The ES&NA RR.

    If you would like to help, please let me know.

    Interesting Note: I don't want to see The ES&NA RR disappear. I want it to remain right where it is. So if you don't want this RR to disappear, please Help Me Save The ES&NA RR.

    Brian Waller

    website: http://www.savingesnarailroad.com
     
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    To Whoever is Interested,

    Here are some pictures of The ES&NA RR. This will show everyone what this RR look like today... The ES&NA RR has been into disrepaired for over the last few years...
    Enjoy...

    All Pictures and Information is from my website.

    The ES&NA RR Stone Depot built in 1913, falling into disrepair.
    The ES&NA RR Steam Locomotive #1 & #201, Now both retired and falling into disrepair.
    The ES&NA RR Steam Locomotive #226, Never been rebuild to operating condition.
    The ES&NA RR SW1 Diesel #4742, Only operating Locomotive on RR Ground, Also falling into disrepair.
     
  18. Brian Waller

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    Saving The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad

    To Whoever is Interested,

    Here are some pictures of The ES&NA RR. This will show everyone what this RR look like today... The ES&NA RR has been into disrepaired for over the last few years...
    Enjoy...
     
  19. Brian Waller

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    Sorry here are the pictures....
     

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    Hello to whoever is interested,

    PLEASE HELP ME SAVE THE EUREKA SPRINGS & NORTH ARKANSAS RAILROAD, for more information please visit my website: http://www.savingesnarailroad.com.
    I am looking for anyone who want to Help Me Save The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad.

    Brian Waller
     

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