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BantaRail

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French Lick Restart.
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:38:29 PM »
A new person is representing French Lick, so back in discussion.
Trip will NOT be on a weekend.  No cost set at this time.
Will be a day in the work week.  Monday thru a Thursday.
Currently looking at April or May.
Will keep you you posted.

AS ALWAYS no kids.

NOTE: Due to my health, trip could be cancelled on short notice.
You may contact me at BantaRail@aol.com or 812.526.6677     

BantaRail

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 11:29:00 AM »
I do not know what is going on at French Lick.
BUT their info website is no longer active at "info@frenchlickrr.org"
Been trying to charter a trip and was communicating with them but had not received a reply from last email  so I just sent another email yesterday and received a notice "inactive email address" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I checked and had the correct address ????

Are they going like ITM  LOL
Will send copies of the emails and see what happens.

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 11:00:32 AM »
Certainly seems frustrating.
Hoping to go on a trip if/when you get it set up. :)

BantaRail

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 02:32:54 PM »
I enjoy seeing people have fun, that is my payment.
I figure the cost per person by dividing the total cost by 30, which is approximately the lowest passenger count.  Any extra I give to the host railroad.
Although most of the time I have subsidized the cost.     

Chris Brown

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 04:21:37 PM »
Call 1-800-748-7248. Ask for Joanie or Rick. Either one can help.

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 04:26:56 PM »
I do not know what is going on at French Lick.
BUT their info website is no longer active at "info@frenchlickrr.org"
Been trying to charter a trip and was communicating with them but had not received a reply from last email  so I just sent another email yesterday and received a notice "inactive email address" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I checked and had the correct address ????

BantaRail,
Since the info@frenchlickrr.org email is not active, try using the contact form on this webpage: https://frenchlickscenicrailway.org/charters/ -- scroll about halfway down.  Of course, Chris' suggestion about using their phone number is another great idea.

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 05:25:31 PM »
Its sad that Brian is having so much trouble get ahold of the People at French Lick. Maybe he should try getting ahold of the People in Jasper and use their Train instead.

BantaRail

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 03:04:00 PM »
Will get back on this for 2021, doing WVRR for this 2020.

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Re: French Lick Excursion Retry.
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2019, 12:20:07 PM »
Email French Lick yesterday for charter. This will be the third time. ???
For trip in March 2021

If internet communications do not work out this time, will drive down there. :-\

   

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 01:18:13 PM »
F. L. responded already, so on a good start.
Will be looking at March 2021, private charter (our own train)
Requested a Friday, F. L. appears to always have a full schedule on the weekends.
Departure at 10 am., with dinning in Jasper.

I will be going down to ride them in a few weeks to check timing and Jasper.

This will be priced around $30 to $35, not including meal.
They charge $22 and with a minimum of 50 passengers.  My average passenger count is 38.
   

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2019, 04:53:43 PM »
OOPS, F. L. emailed back, correction on cost, for a full day, cost is $50 a passenger, 50 minimum, so actually the base cost is $2,500.
The first price was just for the 1:45 regular trip.

   

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2019, 12:39:33 PM »
O.K. it is a GO;          16 month advance notice  ;D
Sunday, March 28, 2021.  Full run French Lick to Jasper.
Departure 10 a (May change to 9 a)
Cost $40.  Minimum age is 12.
Checks only, do not accept credit or debit cards.
Photo run-bys.
Meal in Jasper. NOT included in price.
Payment must be in before or on Monday 22, 2021.
70 passengers maximum. room for 100. So folks can move about freely.

As always anything could change  ::)
 

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 12:39:30 PM »
This is round trip,French Lick > Jasper > French Lick.
 NOT one way.

BantaRail

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Re: French Lick Restart.
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2020, 10:20:08 AM »
There will be a "Cash "Dry" bar" on board now, have a fine lady to handle this.
She handles Cash Bars for weddings, events, etc..