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Adirondack Scenic Railroad train at Union Station in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Adirondack Scenic Railroad train at Union Station in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Adirondack Scenic Railroad locomotive vandalized

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A locomotive used by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad on runs between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid was heavily damaged by vandals last week, according to a report in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

A spokesman for the railroad said damage to the wiring of the diesel engine could run as high as $50,000, plus lost ticket sales.

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Reported by

Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Lake Placid police are investigating the incident.  The damage comes as a fierce debate is underway in the Adirondacks over the future of the historic rail line.

Train supporters want to see the scenic railroad expand its operations, while critics—including many elected officials in the Park—have called for the tracks to be torn up to make way for a multi-use recreational trail.

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