Adirondack Railroad return to Tupper Lake
Utica, NY – Repairs to the railway from Old Forge to Tupper Lake following the major storms in August will allow a limited restart of passenger excursion services on Sunday October 22 and Sunday October 29, 2023.
“The efforts to repair the extensive washouts at two locations have been extraordinary,” said Frank Kobliski, President, and General Manager. “The High Peaks Limited, our premier return trip service from Utica to Tupper Lake, with a scheduled stop in Old Forge, will operate on the two dates. We have begun to contact passengers with ride credits from earlier cancelled trains to offer them first choice, prior to opening ticket sales to the public,” he added.
Kobliski said the teamwork by suppliers, our business partner New York State Department of Transportation, and staff and volunteers are a testament to the importance of the new destination in the center of the Adirondack Region.
“The foliage season will be over,” Kobliski stated. “However, the distant vistas are stunning and easier to see without leaves on the trees, and animal sightings increase. We anticipate the community of Tupper Lake will welcome the restoration of service,” he added.
Customers are asked to check on the railroad’s website www.adirondackrr.com for tickets.
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 memorable experience for more than 1.85 million passengers, operating on the former New York Central Adirondack Division located in upstate New York.