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Save The Railroad

The Railroad Needs Your Help

All of our efforts to preserve our history and grow our future haven’t been enough to convince the State of New York to complete the restoration of the rails and develop a network of trails that would make this Corridor the envy of the tourism industry.

Instead, they are proposing to remove the tracks north of Tupper Lake and replace them with a trail.

This not only proposes to eliminate currently operational track, but would only allow us to bring families, senior citizens and people with physical challenges to Tupper Lake and tell them to walk the last 34 miles to visit the Olympic sites in Lake Placid.

We need your help to continue the fight to restore the rail service for the entire Corridor. There are many ways to help aide our organization – by volunteering, joining as a member or donating to a specific project.

Although the ARPS supports our operation via ticket sales, tax-deductible donations help to further equipment restoration projects, outreach, and now; an inevitable legal challenge to New York State’s ill-conceived proposal to remove active rail line.

Save the rails protest

Public Support

Public support and pressure are critical to the advancement of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society’s mission and the further development of an expanding tourist attraction and nonprofit organization. Write:

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Capitol, Albany, NY 12224
  • Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
  • Matthew Driscoll, Commissioner, NYS DOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232
  • Robert Palmieri, Mayor, City of Utica, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Utica Common Council, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Oneida County Board of Legislators, 800 Park Ave #1, Utica, NY 13501
  • Clyde Rabideau, Mayor, Saranac Lake, 39 Main Street, Suite 9, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • Local News Publications, Elected Officials, Advocacy Groups