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Washout idles trains over holiday; new rail events set

The steam-powered locomotive ‘Leviathan’ will be featured in special train excursions to be offered during North Creek’s upcoming Teddy Roosevelt Weekend set for Sept. 14 and 15 on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, a rail co. executive told Warren County Supervisors July 29. He also noted that a rail-bed washout over the long Fourth of July weekend had prompted the railway to suspend passenger surface so repairs could be made.

The steam-powered locomotive ‘Leviathan’ will be featured in special train excursions to be offered during North Creek’s upcoming Teddy Roosevelt Weekend set for Sept. 14 and 15 on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, a rail co. executive told Warren County Supervisors July 29. He also noted that a rail-bed washout over the long Fourth of July weekend had prompted the railway to suspend passenger surface so repairs could be made.

— “We’re going into this very hopeful,” he said.

Railway special events approaching

Gonyo reported that the special rail trips featuring the historic Leviathan steam-engine locomotive were now being planned for one weekend — Saturday Sept. 14 and Sunday Sept. 15 — rather than two.

The similar Leviathan trips once scheduled for the prior weekend were cancelled due to problems in getting the locomotive to upstate New York, he said. The Leviathan excursions feature an 82-mile round trip from Corinth to North Creek, complimentary beverages and snacks on train, a barbecue lunch in North Creek, and admission to the North Creek Depot Museum.

The weekend of Sept. 14-15 is being celebrated in North Creek as the Teddy Roosevelt Weekend, including Joe Wiegand impersonating the 26th U.S. president, arts and trades demonstrations, tours, period musical entertainment, and “Rough Rider” pony rides. The two-day event also includes re-enactments of Roosevelt’s famous boarding of the train at North Creek hours before he assumed the presidency.

Gonyo also announced that the railway’s Saratoga Dinner Train excursions set for the three last Tuesday evenings in August were attracting dozens of reservations soon after being announced. For details, see: www.SNCRR.com or call: 877-726-7245.

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