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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist railway located in Adirondack Park that runs during the summer months from Uticamarker to Thendaramarker, and from Saranac Lake to Lake Placidmarker. During the Winter, the entire line (including the Saranac Lake to Old Forge section) is used as a snowmobile trail.

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is now operating over 70 miles of track and has inspired the restoration of historic stations in Holland Patentmarker, Remsen and Tupper Lakemarker. There are plans to extend operations through to Tupper Lake. The line is not used for any freight traffic.

History

The line itself was originally built by William Seward Webb as the Mohawk and Malone Railway, which was subsequently bought by the New York Central. The railway was abandoned until 1992 when restoration began with a short, 4-mile section from Thendara to Minnehaha, New York. The section was approved and was demonstrated that year on Independence Day. At this time, it was called the Adirondack Centennial Railroad. In 1994, after gaining popularity, it was renamed the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, and has run under that name every year since.

Route

Built between 1912 and May 1914 by the New York Central Railroad, it is also served by Amtrak.
Originally this was a union station for the Utica and Black River Railroad and the New York Central Railroad.
See remsendepot.com for more information.
  • Kayuta Trestle
  • Snow Junction
for Mohawk, Adirondack and Northern Railroad to Lyons Fallsmarker.
Headquarters for the railroad and close to the tourist center of Old Forgemarker.
Winter sports center, best known as the two-time host of the Winter Olympics.

Gallery

Image:Adirondack Scenic RR engine 6076.jpg|Adirondack Scenic RR engine 6076Image:New York Central Caboose, Adk Scenic RR.jpg|New York Central Caboose, at the Adirondack Scenic RR Station in Lake PlacidImage:Adirondack Scenic RR engine 6076 at Lake Placid.JPG|Adirondack Scenic RR engine 6076 at Lake PlacidImage:Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Saranac Lake Stn.jpg|Saranac Lake StationFile:Remsen Depot 2005.jpg|Remsen Depot. Rebuilt in 1999, on the same site and to the same plans as the original station.

See also



References

  1. Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed July 2009


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