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In Topic: Talbott-Wall House 915 Samuels Avenue

Today, 10:29 AM

I assume the house has sold as the "for sale" sign is gone.

In Topic: Talbott-Wall House 915 Samuels Avenue

16 November 2017 - 12:27 PM

As a resident since 2006, I've noticed that long term residents on the north end of Samuels still call it Rock Island and I think many of them scorn the effort to rebrand the area. I have also heard it called The Point or Live Oak Point due to the numerous trees and the oxbow geography.


As for the Talbott Wall house, I can't help but wonder if a sale is impending. I saw some things that make me think it is getting close. As the property was also rezoned to allow for residential or commericial use, I'd be very curious to see whether it gets restored for a business or a family.

In Topic: FW Chamber: Promote GE move to FW

31 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

No way will it be shut down. GE is the primary supplier of Tier IV compliant locomotives in the US. By primary I mean the vast majority of compliant locomotives are built by GE. The other major builder has only just begun to produce Tier IV compliant locomotives. In the locomotive business in North America there is GE, Progress Rail and a handful of small outfits. GE and Progress Rail account for almost all new locomotives sales in North America.

Whether GE owns the locomotive division going forward or not doesn't matter much. Someone will buy it.



Interesting that Caterpillar (Progress Rail) bought GM's EMD with financing from BN's Berkshire Hathaway.

In Topic: 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

24 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

I have an appointment at the General Land Office on Friday morning, so I won't make it. 

In Topic: TEX Rail project

19 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

I don't think Ron lives in Fort Worth.


I'm glad y'all found each other to debate with. Keeps me from tilting at windmills.