New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat May 12, 2018 8:27 am

eehiv wrote:Now that the state has declined to appeal Judge Main's ruling: ... oad-ruling

Will trains run from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid this year?


You'll note the state is under no obligation to name an operator or issue permits for any segment of the rail corridor... I wouldn't be surprised if the Lake Placid rails remained idle just out of spite, even if ARPS wins every challenge, legal or otherwise.

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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby rhallock » Sun May 13, 2018 3:32 am

I very much doubt that the state will fix the tracks north to Tupper Lake as they had promised either.
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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby CRail » Sat May 19, 2018 2:15 am

“Stopped is better than backwards” -Fat Caz

Keeping the tracks there is the end goal this round. Political climates change and rehab cash can be sought later. It’s much harder to refurbish track that’s torn up and and replaced by a multi-million dollar ROW repurposing.
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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby CP4743 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:42 am

Are the schedules for this summer drastically cut back? I heard that there are no runs to Big Moose and limited local service out of Thendara. Any one know why the cutbacks?
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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby jurtz » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Looking at the website, there are no Big Moose trains on the schedule for this summer, but they resume in the fall. Other than that, the summer schedule looks pretty much the same as last year: Thursday/ Saturday trains Utica to Thendara, Utica wine/ beer and Soda Fountain trains, twice daily locals out of Thendara five days a week, Wednesday to Sunday, and some evening haunted history trains out of Thendara as well. I wouldn't categorize that as "drastically cut back."
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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby tree68 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 pm

I've heard talk of a 10 AM trip to Otter Lake. Obviously, if it's not on the website, it's not reality, yet.

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Re: New Adirondack Scenic Thread (ADIX)

Postby rhallock » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:50 am

ADIX has taken over the rail bike franchise from Lake Clear Jct. to Saranac Lake, according to their press release dated August 2nd.
"The Adirondack Scenic Railroad plans to expand its presence with the launch of a much-anticipated rail bike operation in the very near future", said Bill Branson, President of the Railroad.
Officials of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad tested the first four-seat prototype of the new rail bikes with a ride from Charlie's Inn at Lake Clear Junction to Saranac Lake Depot. The bike performed flawlessly.
"We are looking forward to beginning production of the finalized version of the bike and starting business. We have a few cosmetic changes to make, but otherwise, everything looks great", said Jack Roberson, Executive Director of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad."

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