- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation’s capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets.

The (Pottstown) Mercury (https://bit.ly/1mlDxvP ) reports that the Greenbrier Express cars were sold Thursday in Pottstown for amounts ranging from $135,000 to just $10,500.

Some of the cars had been gutted down to the aluminum and steel floors and arched roof while others still had elements of dining cars and sleepers.

Resort owner Jim Justice had hoped that the train would help boost The Greenbrier’s occupancy rates and bring back the glamour of rail travel.

But Ross Rowland, Greenbrier Express president and CEO, said cash flow issues due to the recession and falling coal prices doomed the project.

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