By Don Lehman, The Post-Star; August 17, 2018
The state Department of Environmental Conservation this week notified the owners of the stretch of rail line that runs from North Creek to Tahawus that it plans to ask the federal government to declare the rail line “abandoned.”
The state Attorney General’s Office, representing the DEC, filed paperwork with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board on Monday, seeking a declaration that Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC should no longer be able to operate on the rail line. A formal declaration that the line is abandoned would be a big step forward for those seeking to establish a recreational trail there.