Posts Tagged ‘Tahawus Railway’

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Discussion time: The latest rail/trail debate

Tahawus Rail Line (Phil Brown Photo)As reporter Tim Rowland wrote this week on the Adirondack Explorer’s website, the 30 mile rail line that ends in Tahawus is on the auction block. Among the first bids to be made public are the Open Space Institute, which aims to turn the corridor into a recreational trail, and Revolution Rail, which currently runs rail bikes out of North Creek and other U.S. locations. The company is also working with another rail operation to make freight runs available on the line.

What’s your take on this decades-long debate? Does rail still have a chance on this line? Or is it time for another rail trail?

Photo by Phil Brown/Almanack archive

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Viewpoint: Make Saratoga & North Creek Line A Hudson River Bike Trail

section of the Tahawus Railroad north of Route 28N in Minerva provided by Protect the AdirondacksWhat follows is an announcement sent to the press by Adirondack Forest Preserve advocates Protect the Adirondacks:

Protect the Adirondacks supports transition of the 55-mile-long Saratoga and North Creek Railway to a new public multi-use recreation trail. Given its location, the dominant use would be as a bike and walking trail. This new public trail from Saratoga Springs to North Creek would connect dozens of small communities such as Lake Luzerne, Hadley, Stony Creek, Thurman, Riparius, The Glen, and Warrensburg, among other hamlets and businesses, along the rail line. » Continue Reading.

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