The court ruling could be a face-saving way for the administration to change it's mind and go back to railroading. Or is that too much to hope.
Moderator: Otto Vondrak
[?Tupper Lake?] Village Mayor Paul Maroun said passenger trains would be a good form of mass transport, connecting three major Adirondack villages to downstate and the rest of the country. He has also supported a trail beside the rails, which state agencies said would not be feasible.
“I know that in my heart I always thought the rail should keep operating because I think it’s a way of mass transportation into the heart of the Adirondacks,” Maroun said. “From being a naval officer, you don’t tear up a strategic type of transportation — in fact, in this area, one of the few strategic types of transportation into the heart of the Adirondacks.”
tree68 wrote:Then there's those pesky snowmobiles, who "own" the ROW December 1 through spring...Fair point. It would be interesting to see if the ski lobby wanted to confront the snowmobile lobby. I'm not sure it would happen.
I suspect you'd see a pretty good fight if someone tried to get trains running in the winter along the corridor.
rhallock wrote:If they are serious about bike trails, shouldn't the trail people devote their energies to the passage of said proposition, instead of trying to destroy the railroad?The only thing they're serious about is getting rid of the railroad. There are a number of individual agendas involved - all center on getting rid of the rails.
traingeek8223 wrote:The state is appealing Judge Main's decision regarding the railroad:A notice of appeal is not an appeal. They're preserving the option to do so.