All Aboard!

Usually Wednesday or Thursdays are my laundry days.  There’s always something you can find at a laundromat.  Someone’s always leaving papers around for the public.  I came across this little thing talking about The Polar Express Ride in Saratoga & North Creek Railway.  I know this has got to be a pretty awesome thing!  Remember, this is in Saratoga, New York.  Below are the dates, times and ticket prices.

Excerpt from Wikipedia on Saratoga and North Creek Railway History:

The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad operates over former Adirondack Railway trackage built by Thomas C. Durant in 1871. North Creek station is where Theodore Roosevelt learned he was to become president of the United States of America after President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. During World War II, magnetite, ilmenite, and titanium were shipped by rail from Tahawus by the Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H). The D&H, which acquired the Adirondack Line from William West Durant in 1889, ran through this region until September 1989 when the mine at Tahawus closed.

In 1998, the line was purchased by Warren County with plans to operate an excursion train to improve tourism and economic development in the area. In 1999, the Upper Hudson River Railroad began operating excursion trains south from North Creek to Riverside Station in Riparius. The Upper Hudson River Railroad lost their contract with Warren County on December 31, 2010, ending 11 years of operation.[1]

On April 8, 2011, it was announced that Iowa Pacific Holdings would take over operation of the route effective July 1, 2011.[2] As part of the agreement, the Iowa Pacific agreed to operate a minimum of 182 tourist-oriented passenger trains over the line.[2] Iowa Pacific began operating trains on July 14, 2011 as the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad. Unlike the Upper Hudson River Railroad, the Saratoga and North Creek operates over the entire 57-mile between Saratoga Springs, New York and North Creek.[3]

With the creation of the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad, regularly scheduled service returns to the line for the first time since the D&H ceased freight operations on November 17, 1989.[4]

While I was getting this together, I came across an appeal from the Wikipedia Creator.  Apparently, Google is closing close to a million servers.  In response to that, the creator goes on about the fact that he wants to make sure Wikipedia stays open and stays free for the public.

I know that Wikipedia has help me immensely in finding information about various subjects.  It’s always a place to look when you need more information.  Someone out there will always put up what they know and help out fellow researchers.  So in response to this, I myself will be donating a fixed amount each pay week (Bi-weekly pay).

Disclaimer: Images used in this post came from The Polar Express RIde Promotion Website.  This is a personal promotion, I am not receiving any compensation for this post.


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