Old 06-01-2018, 06:36 AM   #351
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Mike, thanks for the post. I will be following the Conway City Council activities in the weeks to come.

I hope that the fears of the residents of Wild Wing will turn out to be unfounded, and the re-opening of the Vulcan plant will not be the
nuisance those protesting residents are wary of.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:52 PM   #352
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Here is a report on yesterday's meeting of the Conway City Council.

The Opposition is not satisfied, so I suppose they will continue when Vulcan applies to get their permits to construct the plant.

http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-stran...ard/1218704292
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Thank you for posting this update. Maybe Vulcan should have proposed it as a "Green, sustainable aggregate recycling facility to reduce the requirements to mine raw materials from the Earth." No one probably would have showed up in opposition at the meeting...
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Thank you for posting this update. Maybe Vulcan should have proposed it as a "Green, sustainable aggregate recycling facility to reduce the requirements to mine raw materials from the Earth." No one probably would have showed up in opposition at the meeting...
Touche on that one, Mike!
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One of my photos from last year's visit. Has it really been that long? Amazing. But here is an example of what y'all can do if you steal a few hours away on a family vacation, as I did here.

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Thanks for posting the phot, Mike. The Facebook crowd reports a lot of gondola cars in the Lowes and Atlantic Center for Business and Industry recently.

Also, I was wondering if anyone here reads Railroad & Railfan magazine, which one Facebook poster said had an article on the possibility of RJCorman running an excursion train between Conway and Myrtle Beach, which seems highly unlikely for a long time to come, considering, that if things don't get stopped by the Wild Wing homeowner opposition, and Vulcan does get approval for its plans to reopen its crushed stone facility
outside of Conway, is predicted to be near the end of this year before the long unit trains return to that site.

Railroad & Railfan magazine seems to be hard to find, and the magazine article is said to have been prompted by a WPDE15 news report, which I was unable to find with searches on both Yahoo and Google.

Hope there is someone here who could fill us in on the details.
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I had to wrack my brain, but I knew I had heard something of this story. Local politicos are a bit ahead of RJ Corman on this one. Still much work to do. But I will say at least there is some chance of the company being receptive, as they operate the "My Old Kentucky Dinner Train" on their flagship line in the Bluegrass State.

https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/rai...9b32b4c08.html
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