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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I really like finding the old pictures of Riverview Amusement Park in Des Moines. You can still see some footings from the old rides ect.

    http://www.riverviewparkdsm.com/
    I can't tell if this is on the site you attached but thought Riverview fans may like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dqdc4ixMkE

    I can recall going there as a kid (and the Rocketpark...)



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    That kind of stuff is fun for everybody who's not involved in the demolition/construction project. I'm involved in a fairly major construction project for my company where we've found a bunch of things that we didn't know existed. Doesn't make for a fun time.
    Its always fun when you find things buried underground right where you are going. Structures are a hassle, but you just hope you don't find buried tanks of unknown toxic material.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    That kind of stuff is fun for everybody who's not involved in the demolition/construction project. I'm involved in a fairly major construction project for my company where we've found a bunch of things that we didn't know existed. Doesn't make for a fun time.
    Digging a pool in Craig James backyard?



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    So it was an underground railroad?
    My first thought as well, and it seems quite a few others.

    I am easily amused.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I had no idea either. Carousel still works, nice park.
    the rest of the rides were bought by the new amusement park adventureland.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Digging a pool in Craig James backyard?
    Yep.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    So it was an underground railroad?
    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Digging a pool in Craig James backyard?

    Gold Jerry. Gold!



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Wow. This would've helped me find home a lot easier back in the college days. My navigation skills were pretty questionable after a night in Campustown.

    Fat, drunk and covered in gyro sauce is no way to be lost in Ames



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Digging a pool in Craig James backyard?
    Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU?



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    The funny thing about that railroad, is that another railroad line was placed over the top of it. Right in that location there used to be tracks that ran north/south towards the back of the Crawford school playground.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    I believe in magic.


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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I really like finding the old pictures of Riverview Amusement Park in Des Moines. You can still see some footings from the old rides ect.

    http://www.riverviewparkdsm.com/
    That is awesome. I still remember riding the Wild Mouse on one of our family vacations to DM.



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    Re: Construction workers find railroad under Knapp St in Campustown

    Quote Originally Posted by 9104Griffith View Post
    That is awesome. I still remember riding the Wild Mouse on one of our family vacations to DM.
    That's what she said.



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