Adirondack Railroad Expanding
The Adirondack Railroad is expanding service north to Tupper Lake. Upon completion of the rehabilitation, contractors will have installed over 90,000 new cross ties and will resurface the railroad between Snow Junction and Otter Lake. The project is expected to be completed by November 2021. This rehabilitation work has already begun toward the goal of the railroad becoming the longest excursion railroad in the United States.
The president of the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society, Bill Branson said: “Plans are already well developed; plans that will create destinations and stops along the line north to Tupper Lake. The names of places such as Beaver River, Brandreth, Nehasane, Sabattis, and Horseshoe will again come alive and rise in the consciousness of people as they are reunited with Adirondack Park legend because of our service.”
With the expansion there is a need for additional volunteers to manage the new services. The operation of new trains with enhanced equipment requires increasing personnel who have a love for the railroad’s historic operations and want to play a role in the expansion of tourism through the Adirondack Park. The railroad is in the process of interviewing people who have an interest in helping grow the Adirondack Railroad. To apply call the railroad at 315.724.0700