When someone has an idea about preserving and protecting Pottstown I like them! I was interested in finding a little more about the gentleman who was bringing up the idea about a tourist type passenger rail link between Pottstown and Boyertown.
Well, his name is Nathaniel Guest and here is a brief bio I found for him online:
M.A. Historic Preservation Planning 2011
Nathaniel Guest is pursuing a dual degree in law (Temple University, Philadephia) and historic preservation planning (Cornell). Originally from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Nathaniel is active in preservation causes in his home state and is leading an effort to preserve the sprawling campus of the former Pennhurst State School and Hospital as a memorial to those confined there, and as an example of socially and environmentally responsible re-use. See http://www.preservepennhurst.org. Nathaniel hopes to continue to work in preservation advocacy after graduation, particularly in the areas of policy and outreach. A train enthusiast, Nathaniel works as a steam locomotive engineer at the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is currently working to preserve the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Other preservation work includes the Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance, founded by Nathaniel Guest.
I wish Nathaniel a lot of luck!