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Utica, Oneida County boards support Ad’k Scenic Railroad

April 4, 2016
By JUSTIN A. LEVINE - Outdoors Writer ( , Lake Placid News

The Oneida County Board of Legislators and the City of Utica Common Council have passed identical resolutions opposing the state's plan to remove tracks at the northern end of its Adirondack railroad.

In March, the boards called on the state to instead improve the entire rail line so trains can run all the way between Utica and Lake Placid. The state owns most of the line, the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Its tracks are up to grade for train traffic as far north as Big Moose, as well as on the northern 10-mile stretch between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad operates tourist trains on that north end as well as between Utica and the Old Forge area.


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An Adirondack Scenic Railroad train sits at Utica’s Union Station in May 2015.
(Photo provided — Adam Moss, via Wikimedia Commons)

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