August 9, 2012
Ed Ellis, President of Iowa Pacific Holdings, Inc. (second from right), cuts the ceremonial red ribbon Wednesday, Aug. 8 marking the opening of the first freight train service from North Creek to North River since 1989. He is joined by Sterling Goodspeed, attorney and former Johnsburg Town Supervisor (far left); Charles Bracken, Jr., Chairman, The Barton Group (far right); David Simpson, Principal, David P. Simpson Consultants, LLC; and Steve Gregory, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Permian Basin Railways. Also present in the background: Steve Torrico, General Manager, Saratoga & North Creek Railway.
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Officials from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway (SNCRR) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the North Creek train station to celebrate the opening of the Tahawus freight line to North River.