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Media Invited to Attend ADK Railroad Milestone Departure from Utica to Tupper Lake on October 16th


The Adirondack Railroad is inviting the media to attend the departure from the Utica Train Station to Tupper Lake this Sunday, October 16th, 2022.

This is a special event for both the Utica and Tupper Lake communities and the volunteers and staff of the Adirondack RR who have worked for the past 30 years to make this happen.

The trip is also a milestone for many passengers, including members of the Central New York and Mohawk Valley chapters of the National Historic Railroad Society (NHRS) who chartered the last run on September 25, 1965, before the New York Central Railroad officially abandoned the line.

Date: October 16, 2022

Departs Utica Location: Utica Train Station, 321 Main St. Utica, NY 13501 at 8:30am

Arrives Tupper Lake Location: Tupper Lake Depot, 37 Depot St. Tupper Lake, NY 12986 at 1pm

(1.5 Hour Layover)

 Departs Tupper Lake Depot at 2:30pm

Arrives Utica Train Station at 7:30pm

This is a unique opportunity for news crews to be on the Utica Station platform for the boarding of the 400 passengers who will be traveling. Coordinating with our General Manager, Justin Gonyo, the Adirondack RR would accommodate a news crew or reporter to accompany our passengers.

The Tupper Lake community is coming together to welcome the train. Area businesses will be present in the Depot and under a big tent outside. Raquette River Brewing Company, a local microbrewery will be conducting tastings. The Wild Center, the Adirondack Sky Center (a celestial observatory in Tupper Lake), and the Arts Center are also confirmed to participate in the event.

In addition, ROOST, the tourism promo agency that works for Tupper Lake, is producing a map of attractions and businesses within a 5-minute walk of the Depot for distribution to our passengers at boarding.

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc. (ARPS) operates the Adirondack Railroad. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization with main offices in Utica, New York. Since 1992 it has provided a successful tourist attraction, operating on the former New York Central Adirondack Division located in upstate New York.

Together with our staff, volunteers have donated approximately 500,000 hours to protect and refurbish our historic railway and enrich the Adirondack experience for residents and visitors to our region.

The Adirondack Railroad trains are available for private charter service and group events. Contact our office (1-800-819-2291) for details and pricing. Visit the website at