Our Mission

About Us…

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad aims to preserve and restore rail service between the High Peaks region, Central New York and beyond via rail connections in Utica. ARPS partners with communities and businesses along the line to promote the railway and as an economic development driver while offering historic and environmental education opportunities. Our vision includes expanding rail and coordinated-trail based offerings, allowing for people of all ages and physical capacities to traverse remote areas of the Adirondack Park.


Where we are now…


#FF0000 Raised $0 towards the $150,000 target.

Corridor Protection Fund

Please consider a contribution to our Corridor Protection Fund. We need to raise $150,000 to wage a credible legal defense and your donation will help us reach our goal. It isn’t an exaggeration to say the future of the railroad depends on our success and widespread support.


So far we have raised $0 towards our $150,000 target goal! Thank you for your support.

Equipment Fund

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is currently operating at capacity for a large portion of our operational season. Current projects include the restoration of former NYC-8255, a recently acquired heritage locomotive, the rebuild of a former VIA passenger coach, and the restoration of a former Pullman / Long Island Railroad lounge and bar car.

Map of All Locations

Click on the map locations for more information about all of our stations!

Utica Station

Utica Union Station
321 Main Street Utica, NY 13501 1-800-819-2291


Thendara Station

Thendara Station 2568 State Route 28 Thendara, NY 13472 1-800-819-2291


Lake Placid Station

Lake Placid Station 242 Station Street Lake Placid, NY 12946 1-800-819-2291 LP depot - darkened- 741x491

Saranac Lake Union Depot

Saranac Lake Union Depot 42 Depot Street Suite #1 Saranac Lake, NY 12983 1-800-819-2291


Contact Us!

Have a question about our trains or comments about your recent visit, contact us!

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