Saratoga & North Creek (S&NC) Discussion

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Re: Saratoga & North Creek (S&NC) Discussion

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The county wants that equipment removed also (along with an NYC combine left behind by SNC) but last I heard was "working with the owner" to make that happen. Not sure there is a drop dead date, but they are obviously being generous and not forcing its immediate removal.
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Who owns 5019 and why has it been left there? My apologizes if it was mentioned early in the thread and I missed it.

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The 5019 is privately owned and needs wheels replaced before it can move. Replacing wheels can get pricey and I think the owner is having difficulty finding a solution within his budget. Also, SNC wouldn't remove someone else's equipment without being hired to do so. So that is why the 5019 and a green and red coach are still in North Creek.
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5019 is privately owned and needs new wheels to be interchanged.

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The BL2's are listed for sale over at Ozark Mountain Railcar.
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Re: Saratoga & North Creek (S&NC) Discussion

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I was told by a man who is familiar with the area that the owner of the mine property wanted very much to ship his material out by rail, but that because of so many obstacles put in his way, he now trucks it to the Champlain Canal and it is moved by barge to its destination.

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rhallock wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:52 pm
I was told by a man who is familiar with the area that the owner of the mine property wanted very much to ship his material out by rail, but that because of so many obstacles put in his way, he now trucks it to the Champlain Canal and it is moved by barge to its destination.
It has been reported CP was highly resistant to handling the traffic. Sad to see - it would seem at first glance that it would be a natural move for rail but maybe there are factors I'm not aware of.

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Both BL2 units now awaiting pickup at Eagle Bridge, apparently to be stored on the Battenkill RR. They took quite a roundabout journey going from their previous location in Corinth, north, via Whitehall/Rutland/HJ on VRS to get to Eagle Bridge. VTR 307 handled the move out of Corinth, interesting to know what their right is to reach that trackage.
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Re: Saratoga & North Creek (S&NC) Discussion

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Since there is no operator at the present for the Adirondack branch, I'm guessing they just contracted VRS for a crew and unit to perform the retrieval. I would doubt there was anything more to it than that, and the whole shebang would have just moved Saratoga-Whitehall via CP and gotten picked up by CLP for the continuation of the move. They probably had better luck with that than with getting CP to make the Adirondack move only to take the units a few miles down to delivery to PAR.

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