Iowa Pacific removes disputed storage cars in New York

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These 28 cars stored along the Hudson River were removed in late July.
Protect the Adirondacks
NORTH CREEK, N.Y. – An Upstate New York environmental group is applauding the removal of 22 open hoppers once stored on the Saratoga & North Creek along state Route 28 near North Creek. The dispute, which dates to late 2017, even had Iowa Pacific Holdings President Ed Ellis issue a singing response to detractors.

“Many people have complained about the string of dilapidated railcars standing between the highway and the Hudson River for more than two years," says Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks. "It’s good that these rail cars have been removed, but they never should have been allowed to be stored for years on the banks of the Hudson River."

The cars were removed in late July.

The future of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, which runs between North Creek and Saratoga Springs and is owned by Warren County and the town of Corinth, remains in doubt. Earlier reports indicated that Iowa Pacific was prepared to end operations on the onetime Delaware & Hudson line.

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