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Diagram of the Adirondack Club Pullman Sleeping Car. Source: ANCA
Diagram of the Adirondack Club Pullman Sleeping Car. Source: ANCA

Pullman train service proposed

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A company that operates railroads across the US says it wants to begin offering overnight excursions to Lake Placid on "Pullman" sleeper cars.

Iowa Pacific Holdings, which already operates a tourist train in the North Creek area, has entered into an agreement with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

According to Iowa Pacific, the route would be a tourism attraction for visitors from New York City.

Company president Ed Ellis issued a statement saying that the project would bring "a dramatic rail service improvement to the Adirondacks."

Currently, the rail line from Lake Placid to Old Forge is in a state of disrepair. The announcement doesn't say when service on the route might be restored or who would pay for the inrastructure.

Critics of the tourism railroad project have argued that the tracks should be removed to make way for a multipurpose trail.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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