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Yes, it is an empty train station? The village of Lake Placid is a booming tourist town. There are many sporting events here like a World Cup luge race. So where is the train that could connect to Amtrak in Utica, New York and bring visitors and sports participants to Lake Placid? Yes, it exists; it is called the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. But it needs “permission” from the State of New York in order to run between Thendara and Sarnac Lake.

Lake Placid, December What’s Wrong With This Picture?

A blogger we enjoy is Phyllis Zimmerman.  She just published a great blog on a trip a few years ago on the Polar Express. The Express runs between Utica’s Union Station and “The North Pole,” otherwise known as Holland Patent. At the North Pole, Santa comes aboard and listens to the wish list of every little girl and boy on the way back to Utica.

All Aboard for the Polar Express

A blogger we enjoy is Phyllis Zimmerman. She just published a great blog on a trip a few years ago on the Polar Express. The Express runs between Utica’s Union Station and “The North Pole,” otherwise known as Holland Patent. At the North Pole, Santa comes aboard and listens to the wish list of every little girl and boy on the way back to Utica.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $26.8 million in state funds awarded to 38 rail and aviation safety, security and economic development projects.  Included in the grants were $17.9 million from the state’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program awarded to 12 rail projects that call for repairing and replacing 65 miles of track and ties, rehabilitating grade crossings and bridges, and constructing new connections to improve safety and operations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $26.8 million in state funds awarded to 38 rail and aviation safety, security and economic development projects. Included in the grants were $17.9 million from the state’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program awarded to 12 rail projects that call for repairing and replacing 65 miles of track and ties, rehabilitating grade crossings and bridges, and constructing new connections to improve safety and operations

Amtrak has unveiled a new website dedicated to providing news and information about the Northeast Corridor.  NEC.amtrak.com will include information about improvement projects underway and the railroad’s vision for the corridor’s future, Amtrak officials said in the “Amtrak Ink” newsletter.

Amtrak launches Northeast Corridor website

Amtrak has unveiled a new website dedicated to providing news and information about the Northeast Corridor. NEC.amtrak.com will include information about improvement projects underway and the railroad’s vision for the corridor’s future, Amtrak officials said in the “Amtrak Ink” newsletter.

CNJ Station (Phillipsburg, NJ), my dad worked the Penna. RR and we used to go to the train yard to pick him up.

CNJ Station (Phillipsburg, NJ), my dad worked the Penna. RR and we used to go to the train yard to pick him up.

Henry Hobson Richardson, Boston & Albany Railroad Station, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1883

Henry Hobson Richardson, Boston & Albany Railroad Station, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1883

New York City subway - Penn Station

New York City subway - Penn Station, on our way to get the train to Boston

Grand Central Station, New York City, 19th Century

Grand Central Station, New York City, 19th Century

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