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Old 04-14-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Donut Train would work for me, my boys love trains and donuts!
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I looked up the public records on the property via the Bexar Appraisal District web site, and it is owned by two individuals but there was no information that might provide a clue as to why the trains might be there (no business history, for example).

We always felt the cars would make for a great restaurant, but unless someone is willing to try and call one of the two owners, or contact the Grey Forest city hall, we may never know the story behind them!

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I'm digging through trying to find more info. Here's something about the caboose, I ran it on it's MP number.

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I have not had much luck finding information. I sent an email to the mayor of Grey Forest, will report back if I hear anything.

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Old 04-15-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Sources tell me that at least one of the cars is owned by the Grey Stone Manor across the street. I have contacted the proprietor for relevant historical information.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Wow, thanks HillCountryHotRodMan!
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Great, thanks for chasing this down HCHRM; it's like solving a mystery....

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Yeah, and I have always wondered about those cars. I've always loved exploring the back roads around Grey Forest, and now I have learned about some of the history.... Scenic Loop Playground, etc. I hope someone will reply back with some good information.

Update:
Per the owner of Grey Stone Manor via email: "The trains were brought in 1992 by flat beds to be renovated and used as a business venture. They still sit and now up for sale with the property. They would make a great business investment for somebody due to the popular area and no restrictions."

My guess would be that they were going to try to open some sort of restaurant, but that is pure speculation.

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Old 04-21-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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Huh, I wonder why there are now lamas on the property as well. Too bad, I'd hate to see them go. I haven't seen a for sale sign either.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Llamas? That's odd. And I wondered why there is no for sale sign up, too. Maybe it's something they are advertising on a train collectors website or something. I dunno.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Lamas or alpacas, something like that. 3 the other day, 1 on Monday.
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