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Adirondack Railroad Train Operations to Begin Again this July

The Adirondack Railroad announced today that train operations will begin again on July 2nd, after almost nineteen months of suspension due to Covid-19. “We’re so excited to announce our train service will finally be starting back up again in July,” said Bill Branson, president of the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS.) “We’ve received so many…

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June 10, 2021

Adirondack Railroad Construction Update on Rail Rehab to Tupper Lake

Today the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS) released its construction update on their rail rehabilitation project. The project requires over 84,000 tie replacements on track that has been out of service since 1981. Upon completion, it will expand train and railbike service north to Tupper Lake in 2022. So far, the railroad’s contractor, Tartaglia Railroad…

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June 7, 2021

Adirondack Railroad Creates Fundraiser for New Tupper Lake Locomotive

The Adirondack Railroad project is on track to expand train and railbike service north to Tupper Lake in 2022. However, the expansion creates a need for at least one more locomotive plus a high-rail truck to support operations. The president of the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS), Bill Branson said: “The funding for the state…

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May 5, 2021

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…

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March 9, 2021

Adirondack Railroad to offer six-mile Rail Bike Adventures starting May 8th at Thendara Station

Adirondack Railroad Rail Bike tickets are going on sale March 1st with the season starting May 8th.  Adirondack Rail Bikes are a four seat pedal powered vehicle that are designed to allow you to ride and explore sections of the track that are closed off to other traffic, enjoying the beauty of the Adirondacks at a more leisurely pace. Rail bikes are proudly manufactured right here in Utica, NY and more are being added for the 2021 season. The total ride is approximately one and a half to two hours long and pricing can be found on our website “Rail bikes are great way to explore the Adirondack Mountains as you pedal along the scenic rails, three miles north of the Thendara station, to a turn around point where you can stop for a break before you turn around…

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February 4, 2021

Adirondack Railroad Announces New Board Members

1/6/2021 – The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS) that operates the Adirondack Railroad is starting out the New Year with four new board members.  Longtime supporters John Taibi, Neal Baumann, Lani Ulrich, Steve Potter were all appointed during the annual meeting in December. John Taibi is a resident of Munnsville, and a noted historian, author,…

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January 6, 2021