We are very excited about eventual connections in Saratoga, commented Welz.
For now, the UHRR is enjoying the immense progress, success, and positive attitude of all those involved that has blessed the organization since its conception.
I love working here, said Steve Wildermuth, who has worked as an engineer for UHRR for two years, I have a very professional, knowledgeable crew. They even have a great sense of humor.
Its been terrific. said Dave Delorme, brakeman since 1998, I particularly enjoy meeting all the people. You meet people from all over the world, its fascinating.
Margaret Welz, daughter of Cliff Welz, who has been working in the freight house gift shop this summer, recognizes the relationship that the train station has had with the community and its historical significance.
You learn a lot more about history than if you lived somewhere else. Its not just me, but everyone here in North Creek. She commented. I think its great to see history reenacted, and to see people come from across the country to North Creek.
Whats in the future for the UHRR?
Its been a really positive first 10 years, said Goodspeed, Not many communities have something like this.
With more on the menu at every turn, the little railroad that could can surely expect a joyous journey. If you would like to purchase tickets for the Upper Hudson River Railroads commemorative 10th anniversary ride, you may reserve them by Oct. 6 for a special discount or check out www.uhrr.com for more information.