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Freight rail opens along North Hudson

Ed Ellis, second from left, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings Inc. cuts the ceremonial red ribbon Wednesday marking the opening of the first freight train service from North Creek to North River in more than 20 years. He is joined by, from left, Sterling Goodspeed, attorney and former Johnsburg town supervisor; Charles Bracken Jr., chairman of The Barton Group; and Steve Torrico, general manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.
Ed Ellis, second from left, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings Inc. cuts the ceremonial red ribbon Wednesday marking the opening of the first freight train service from North Creek to North River in more than 20 years. He is joined by, from left, Sterling Goodspeed, attorney and former Johnsburg town supervisor; Charles Bracken Jr., chairman of The Barton Group; and Steve Torrico, general manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.
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The first train has run on a newly revived Adirondack freight line, less than two months after the owner won federal approval to use the abandoned tracks again. In a largely symbolic run, a train operated by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway traveled six miles on the line from the Warren County hamlet of North Creek to the Barton Mines property in North River on Wednesday afternoon. The tracks, which continue on to a ...


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