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 Post subject: Re: Saratoga-North Creek
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:37 pm 

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Seems like it is time to start funding a pro-rail, anti-trail lobby before this gets out of hand. Other than neglect and rust, this could be our #1 enemy.

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 Post subject: Re: Saratoga-North Creek
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:06 am 

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Yeah, I kind of wonder if the Rails-to-Trails people have incriminating photos of politicians. They are doing incredible damage to potentially productive branch lines everywhere. The caveat of "the rails can be replaced if that is desired" is such a pile of manure, but people buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Saratoga-North Creek
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:16 pm 

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Some good news:
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NORTH CREEK — Rail-bike excursions on the railroad tracks north of North Creek will be available to the public soon, according to Justin Gonyo of the Saratoga-North Creek Railway.
Gonyo told Warren County supervisors at a recent Warren County Public Works meeting that his firm had signed a contract with Revolution Rail Co., known last year as Renegade Railriders. He said that Revolution Rail would be operating rail-bike excursions on the railway in several weeks. “Everything is good to go,” Gonyo said.
As of June 19, Revolution Rail was seeking new employees for their rail-riding operation through a classified advertisement posted in the hospitality jobs section of Albany Craigslist. The ad seeks people to lead rail excursions, check in customers and promote branded merchandise. Both full-time and part-time seasonal jobs are available, ranging from $12 to $15 per hour depending on experience, according to the ad, which cites a North Creek address.
Contacted this week, Revolution Rail Co. principal Robert Harte said he preferred to wait several days before detailing his company’s plans, but that his operation would likely be underway by mid-July.

Link to the full story, published on June 30, 2017 in The Sun Community News:
Rail-bikes to begin excursions soon - Revolution Rail seeks new employees for rail-riding operations


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 Post subject: Re: Saratoga-North Creek
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:38 am 

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The Albany, NY Times-Union newpaper published an article about the new rail bikes:
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You can take the train from Saratoga Springs to North Creek, and now you can pedal your way farther into the Adirondacks, thanks to a startup company that offers so-called rail bike tours.
Revolution Rail Co. is offering excursions on a stretch of track several miles north of the North Creek rail station, on a line that linked to Tahawus, where iron ore and later titanium dioxide were mined. The vehicles are similar to paddle boats on rail wheels, with passengers sitting upright as they pedal themselves north about three miles, then turn around and pedal back south.
En route, they cross a trestle bridge spanning the Hudson River.

Link to full article:: Pedaling the rails debuts along Adirondack mining route

The article includes a photograph of the bikes crossing the Hudson River bridge.


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