Friday, August 17, 2012

Sandpaper made with North River garnet

Soon after my latest Adirondack Attic radio program aired on North Country Public Radio, I got a chance to ride on the historic first run (6 miles) of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway's trip (Wednesday, Aug. 8) from North Creek to the Barton Mines processing plant in North River. It was on the Tahawus Line, so known because the tracks run almost 30 miles from North Creek to the Tahawus mine, which closed in 1989, in the town of Newcomb. It is officially known as the Sanford Lake Branch. The railway's parent company, Iowa Pacific Holdings, wants to haul freight from the Tahawus mine and Barton Mines. See my Adirondack Attic show on sandpaper. See my story on the historic first freight train to North River since 1989.

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