I did not see an earlier notation on this...I seem to recall at least one Susquehanna F type unit, maybe 2, stored at North Creek. Did that move out too? Any idea where it was headed?
The company that hopes to contract with Warren County and the town of Corinth to operate trains on the municipalities’ railroad tracks is also hoping to buy the rail line to the former titanium mines in Tahawus.
Jack Kelley, the Saratoga County economic development leader who is serving as a local point person for United Rail, said the company has been in contact with the owner of the Tahawus line and would ultimately like to run trains on it to remove stone from the former mines.
That line is owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings, which formerly operated excursion and freight trains on the county and town-owned line, but pulled out amid financial problems last year. Iowa Pacific has been trying to sell the northern line for more than a year, but negotiations with the preferred suitor, OmniTRAX, broke down several weeks ago.
Kelley said the United Rail group with whom he is involved has been in contact with Iowa Pacific and the owner of the Tahawus mines. But he said the company was focusing on working with Warren County and Corinth to get an agreement to use the tracks between Saratoga Springs and North Creek first.