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William Draves

You are ahead of me David (see next post)- - the more successful resorts indeed will be accessed by Gen Y with trains.

William Draves

Great info and comments David. When I mentioned "trails to rails" to our son Willie some years ago, he said "no" too, prefering highways to rails. All in all, the argument shows increased attention and interest in trains, a step - - if modest - - forward.

David Lubic

Here are two other groups (actually two Facebook pages to the same group) that are quite aggressive about getting rid of an active railroad for a bike trail--and this railroad goes to Lake Placid, N.Y., famous as a winter resort and Winter Olympics venue.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/107243836054598/

https://www.facebook.com/theadirondackrailtrail?fref=ts

A discussion on the railroad vs. the trail; I'll let you form your own opinions on the character of some of the writers.

https://www.facebook.com/theadirondackrailtrail/posts/929701833755643?fref=nf

One of the railroads in question:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adirondack-Scenic-Railroad/101568573053?fref=ts

I'm afraid it's still all uphill. . .and it looks like it will be that way for a while.

David Lubic

Ah, those wonderful old resorts! So much more beauty and style than what we do today.

Of course, it would be nice to be able to take a train to them--but there are groups out to make sure that doesn't happen. Here's one that wants to take out at least two existing heritage (tourist) railroads that have a history of going to those resorts. It's a bike trail or rail trail outfit.

Look at their responses to a couple of rail enthusiasts who want to see these operational railroads remain.

https://www.facebook.com/102812963094737/photos/a.108135492562484.4834.102812963094737/958268577549167/?type=1&theater

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