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 Post subject: Railstar to run tourist trains & railbikes on the L&BR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:38 pm 

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A short excerpt of an article in the Watertown,NY Daily Times newspaper:
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Railstar Corp. CEO Ronald J. Trottier, having operated tourist train lines in Maine, Colorado and Florida, hopes to develop a scenic railway similar to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in the Saranac Lake area. Mr. Trottier, owner of River Marine Inc. in Cape Vincent, said he has purchased the former train depot in Carthage and the railway yard in Lowville. He plans to lease the railway lines between the two villages and utilize them for tourist trains and rail bikes — pedal-powered vehicles that ride on railroad tracks.
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Although the rail bikes are relatively easy to operate, he said participants are required to sign a waiver due to insurance. “We have contracted with an Asian firm and have a large shipment due in August,” he said, noting if things fall into place he could have the operation up and running by late summer, early fall.
Link to the full article: Recreational use of Carthage-area railway considered

If you're not familiar with where the L&BR is, refer to the NY State Department of Transportation's Railroads in New York - 2016 map (PDF). The railroad is in Lewis county, east of Lake Ontario.

Finally, here's a link to the wikipedia entry for the line described in the article: Lowville and Beaver River Railroad


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