County rejects plan by New York State to abandon rail link

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NORTH CREEK, N.Y. – Government officials in Essex County have rejected a plan by the state to abandon a former Delaware & Hudson route that was recently operated by Iowa Pacific’s Saratoga & North Creek Railway. State officials recently informed the Surface Transportation Board that the S&NCR was no longer operating the route between North Creek and Tahawus and that it should be abandoned, Sun Community News reports.

But Essex County officials say the rail line should be saved because of a plan to move mine tailings from Tahawus. Omnitrax has expressed interest in purchasing and operating the line.

In the state’s filing with the STB, it stated that the 30-mile route was lacking “any foreseeable future need.”

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