The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

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The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby ginosrailpage » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:04 pm

Recent news regarding the Kellog Industrial Track in Amsterdam. Amsterdam may be rehabbing the line...


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The Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency is beginning initial steps to gauge interest among businesses to rehabilitate the Edson Street Industrial Park railroad spur, which has fallen into disrepair.

The AIDA board members told Executive Director Jody Zakrevsky to reach out to business located along the spur about the potential redevelopment. The railroad spur has been inactive for around a decade, according to Zakrevsky.

The actual railroad infrastructure is owned by CSX Corporation, who has an operating agreement for the Edson Street spur, but the Amsterdam Chuctanunda and Northern Railroad Company owns the land and right of way. The AIDA Board of Directors are the members of the railroad company board, with the agency owning all of the railroad company’s shares.

“We do own the right of way, but CSX still owns that rail,” AIDA Economic Development Assistant Cheryl Sweet said. “They can still put their cars on there if they want to, but we own that right of way. We own the right of way not only where the rail ends, but also where the rail used to be.” ... ll_AMS.pdf
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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby Dick H » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:16 pm

The new honcho at CSX, EHH, is unlikely to have any interest in reactivating the line.
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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:38 pm

Curious, I googled "Amsterdam, Chuctanunda & Northern Railroad Company" and got...

The Amsterdam, Chuctanunda & Northern was incorporated September 23, 1879, under the general laws of the State of New York, for the purpose of constructing and operating a railroad from a point on the line of The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company (first corporation) in Amsterdam, N. Y., to the oil mills of Kellogg & Miller, owners of the Amsterdam Linseed Oil Works, a distance of about 1.5 miles. The date of organization of the Amsterdam, Chuctanunda & Northern has not been ascertainable from the records reviewed. ... n_Railroad

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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby BR&P » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:44 pm

The Anaheim Azusa and Cucamonga Railroad Company? Image
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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:16 am

Easily explored by those visiting the train show this weekend. You can still tell pretty well where it went in spots where the track has been taken up.
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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby ginosrailpage » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:46 am

Funny enough, the stockholders for the ACN meet once a year!
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Re: The Kellog (Kellogg's) Branch

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:14 pm

One year later... did anything come of it?
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