February 29, 2012
Saratoga-North Creek Railway at the North Creek train station
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Projects along the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor — from Saratoga Springs to North Creek — will get a financial boost this year after receiving a grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway Nov. 7 announced that the Snow Train will return this winter with an expanded schedule designed to serve day-trippers and skiers alike for the 2013 season.
Hurricane Sandy prompts action
Due to the impending landfall and potential impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway has suspended service beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 29 through Wednesday, October 31.
Business owners in every community along the Saratoga & North Creek Railway are able to list their establishments for free on the railway’s website.
The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) June 14 decided to give the Saratoga & North Creek Railway an exemption for common carrier service along the 29.71-mile Tahawus Line between North Creek and Newcomb.
The second annual North Creek Brew Fest on the Hudson will return to Riverfront Park in downtown North Creek on Saturday, June 2 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Appeal denied but exemption no problem
The federal Surface Transportation Board Monday, May 14 announced that it has ruled on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway’s case to operate the Tahawus Line from North Creek to the former mine in the town of Newcomb.
Proposal now qualifies for class exemption
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Bill Owens May 14 announced that the Federal Surface Transportation Board has heeded their call and approved Iowa Pacific Holdings’ request for common carrier status, which will allow them to reopen the Tahawus Line between North Creek and Newcomb, and resume hauling freight to and from businesses along that line.
After early, vague legal concerns were voiced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation about the rail to Tahawus, the organization has come out in support of the plan to re-open the freight line to the old ilmenite mine.
The federal Surface Transportation Board may soon make a decision regarding the Saratoga-North Creek Railway’s proposal to operate a line on the Tahawus track between North Creek and Newcomb.