D Alex wrote: ↑Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Down in NJ, they've shown that you can include a single track ROW with a bike trail (they have a fence keeping them apart), so I don't see why you could combine a train ROW with a snowmobile/biking/hiking trail. What I'd really like to see them do is complete a lightweight set of rails through, something that an RDC could use; buy a couple of classic RDC's, add some skylights, and charge a premium for sightseeing/skiing trips all the way to Lake Placid. You don't need a heavy hulking E-type for that sort of service.
While I'm not familiar with the area in question and therefore I don't know how wide the ROW is, I would support a shared rail/trail.
I have taken my bike on four trails that are on the ROW's of active RR's. None in NY-Imagine that. Are their any?
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Double tracked, shared trestle crossings and further up a crossing right in front of the green locomotive
waiting for the green signal. Take your bike-Awesome. [Jim Thorpe, Pa] Jim Thorpe is also a good place to take the wife/girlfriend.
Western Maryland Railway [Cumberland, Md] Crossed over the track several times and gone through a lighted tunnel and connects with the Allegany Passage. Saw many bikers and runners on the trail path will riding the train.
Clarion and Little Toby Trail [Ridgeway, Pa] Its been a long time since I've been on that trail. There are areas where the path is right up against the rails.
Welland Canal Parkway Trail [Port Colborne] There is a brief section of bike path the runs right next to the active track and you have to cross the track behind the former elevator to continue on the path.
If these railways can figure out a way....why can't we do the same. Well, the common answer to that is....NEW YORK!