A power outage this morning did not stop Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority members from receiving a key presentation on the Colebrookdale Railroad's Secret Valley tourist line. Nathaniel Guest gave the presentation to the board in a darkened meeting room at PDIDA's Hanover Street headquarters.
Guest outlined steps the railroad would need to take to become a viable economic engine for the communities it would connect -- Boyertown and Pottstown -- as well as a future vision for the project. The 8.6-mile line, now used for freight, runs through sheltered river valleys surrounding Manatawny and Ironstone creeks, which provide spectacular scenery for visitors to view. Continued