For the first time since 1981, a passenger train arrived at Tupper Lake, NY on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, as the Adirondack Railroad celebrated the completion of the NYS-funded track rehabilitation of the state-owned rail corridor.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the occasion, with NYS Assembly Transportation Committee Chair William Magnarelli and NYSDOT’s Ray Hessinger among the dignitaries taking part.
Regular revenue service north from Utica to Thendera and onto to Tupper Lake is slated to start in 2023. This 108-mile route through the heart of the Adirondack mountain wilderness will be one of the longest tourist train operations in the United States and will feature top operating speeds of up to 50mph along the line.
Photo Credit – Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Aaron Cerbone