August 16, 2012
Tourists enjoy the Adirondack Scenic Railroad at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding.
Within several years, operators of a tourist excursion train here hope to see high-end visitors from New York City traveling to the Olympic village the old-fashioned way: on a restored Pullman sleeping car.
The Saranac Lake Village Board is planning to invite stakeholders in the controversial Great Adirondack Recreation Trail to a meeting to begin the process of reaching a consensus on the issue.