Monday, October 20, 2014

Save the Adirondack Scenic Railroad!

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is one of the most beautiful train rides you will ever take!  Right now a group is wanting to tear up the historic rail line and create yet another recreation/snowmobile trail.  The Adirondacks has got plenty of those, but it only has one railroad that passes through the heart of it.  Most of all, it's a foolish idea to tear up a working railroad.  There are other rail beds to convert, but keep the historic rails in place.  
Some say the scrap value of this railroad is enough to build the trail.  Perhaps scrapping all of the snow mobiles in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake could build a nice little walking path outside one of those villages.  And the idea of a parallel trail to the rail line?  Absolute foolishness!  It will destroy the scenery outside of the coach's windows.  Please support this historic operation and visit

Please enjoy some fine photos of the Saranac Lake Depot taken by rail photographer Greg Klingler.  A mountain bike arriving at this station won't have the same impact....

All Photos: Greg Klingler