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Adirondack Explorer

April, 2018

Should state buy the Tahawus rail line?

The controversy over the use of a thirty-mile rail line in the central Adirondacks got a lot more interesting in recent weeks. The railroad that has been storing empty tank cars on the line–to the consternation of state and local officials–now wants out. Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, told Warren County supervisors in March that he wants to sell the line to the county for $5 million. If he doesn’t get the money, Ellis warned, his subsidiary, Saratoga and North Creek Railway, would cease operations. S&NCR intends to shut down Saturday (April 7). As the railway’s name suggests, >>More


November, 2017

Coalition Urges Cuomo To Stop Tank-Car Storage

Four environmental groups and two Adirondack towns urge Governor Cuomo to take immediate action to stop the storage railroad tank cars in the Adirondack Park.


October, 2017

More Tank Cars Roll Into Adirondack Park

Iowa Pacific moves more tank cars into Adirondacks, over objections of Governor Cuomo and local officials.