New York files to abandon former Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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NORTH CREEK, N.Y. – Four months after the Saratoga & North Creek Railway shut down amid financial troubles, New York state has filed to abandon the former Delaware & Hudson line.

The motion filed with the federal Surface Transportation Board last week states there us “no present or prospective need for freight services” on the route between North Creek and Tahawus, Sun Community News reports. The move will seek to have the S&NC formally removed as the operator of the route through the Adirondacks.

The S&NC was owned by Iowa Pacific. It shut down in May

Warren County employees were dispatched last week to remove debris that the railroad had left behind at the North Creek train station. County officials tell the Post Star that they were fed up with the slow pace of the cleanup following the S&NC shutdown. The railroad will be billed for the work. All of the S&NC equipment has been moved out of the county except for one boxcar that will likely be scrapped.

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