After Iowa Pacific in New York State: State says it isn’t seeking shutdown of rail line

By Don Lehman, The Post-Star, Adirondack Daily Enterprise; September 2, 2018

The state Department of Environmental Conservation clarified its position this week on its efforts to have a rail line in Warren and Essex counties declared “abandoned,” saying it isn’t seeking to close the line to future rail activity.

Numerous public officials in the region have claimed for weeks that the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s effort to have the U.S. Surface Transportation Board declare the stretch of rails between North Creek and the hamlet of Tahawus in Newcomb abandoned would prevent anyone who buys the line from operating a railroad on it again.

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