ZAZ: Many old easements in Massachusetts date back to a simpler time when train tracks were for running trains. When the trains stopped running the easement terminated by its own terms. 19th century lawyers and businessmen failed to anticipate critical parts of modern society, among them the STB, the domination of lawyers, and the involvement of the federal government in your daily walk.
fireclown: Meatschool: And where was the photo you posted upthread taken?I'm not sure, it isn't mine. But my GIS was for Harpers Ferry, and it kind of looks like the trail surface near Whites Ferry.I think San Mar does a few rides a year. They are also super cool about letting the Cumberland Valley Cycle Club use their parking lot for the annual century haven't ridden my bike yet this year, but at least my orthopedic surgeon will be able to retire early ride every year.
Krieghund: That headline is incorrect. The people suing own the property the railroad or trail is on.The railroad was built on an easement, which means they own the land but the railroad gets to build the railroad through it. Part of the description of the easement includes what uses the railroad can have on the land. That description did not include pedestrian or biking trails, so the people that own the land get more money for a new easement that includes those uses.
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