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 Post subject: Re: Adirondack Park Agency oks scrapping RR line to Lake Pla
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:53 pm 

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Another pro-rail letter, notable for being from the president of the Preservation League of New York State:

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/artic ... 303194.php


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 Post subject: Re: Adirondack Park Agency oks scrapping RR line to Lake Pla
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:03 am 

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Another story on the Adirondack Scenic, as the managers are attempting to reach out to towns for support.

The comments suggest the trail crowd might be angrier at the railroad than before.

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.co ... -on-board/


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 Post subject: Re: Adirondack Park Agency oks scrapping RR line to Lake Pla
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Not directly related to the Adirondack Scenic, but something to consider in what is very likely a unique situation in New York State. For me, it's part of the case for retaining the access the railroad provides for real transportation later on, especially if you want to expand the economy in the Adirondacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/nyre ... endum.html


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 Post subject: Re: Adirondack Park Agency oks scrapping RR line to Lake Pla
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:50 pm 

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Note that the "ballot proposal" mentioned in the Times story includes the ability to specify an easement of up to a bit over 49 feet parallel to a road that traverses 'forever wild' State land. If this provision applies to railroad ROW, it eliminates any except pure monetary reasons against full rail-with-trail. It occurs to me that Mr. Keet alone (using the money he seems to be using to buy legislators) could supply most of the 'missing money' for bridging or footings where needed on the anticipated stretches of rail-trail...

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 Post subject: Re: Adirondack Park Agency oks scrapping RR line to Lake Pla
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New York State is appealing Judge Main's decision:

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/11/state-will-appeal-judges-rail-trail-ruling/

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