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Old 06-12-2016, 08:12 PM   #9
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At some point the steam preservation industry has to deal with the decision as to how much preservation is achievable, and the best way to achieve it. Every time I hear about another restoration my first thought is to whether that is a good use of money, as opposed to putting more money into existing preserved steam.

One adds onto that the ability of preserved steam engines to pay for themselves. It isn't clear to me that the tourist RR industry can sustain its current level of revenues, as people move on to other types of leisure.

Of course, boosting existing steam operations is a less sexy, for lack of a better term, means of spending one money. "New" is always more interesting than "maintain."

These are just thoughts as I have not studied the economics of the preserved steam market.
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