Following the May 13th resignation of Jack Roberson as Executive Director of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, ASR Board of Directors President Bill Branson appointed Justin Gonyo of North Creek as interim Executive Director.
In an email to the Board of Directors, Roberson cited his reason for leaving as a “difference in management styles.” Branson confirmed that our railroad offerings will continue as scheduled, including Polar Express.
Gonyo served most recently as General Manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad and has his own company, Hudson Consulting & Project Management, LLC
The ASR has recently acquired new rolling stock. At the ARPS Annual Meeting on May 14th, Branson revealed that Amtrak had gifted the railroad a recently retired dining car. In addition, the ASR recently purchased a former Union Pacific dome car. Currently in Minneapolis for refurbishing, the expected delivery of the dome car is late this fall, while delivery of the dining car is expected sometime in June.
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is operated by the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with main offices at 421 Broad Street, Suite 7, Utica, New York.