RailPictures.Net Photo: SLRG 4135 Saratoga and North Creek Railway EMD GP40FH-2 at Stony Creek, New York by Tim Stockwell
 
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Saratoga and North Creek Railway (more..)
EMD GP40FH-2 (more..)
Former D&H Adirondack Branch (more..)
Stony Creek, New York, USA (more..)
May 22, 2018
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SLRG 4135 (more..)
SNC SC-5 (more..)
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FINAL EMPTY TANK TRAIN: The Saratoga and North Creek Railway's (SNC) final train of previously stored, empty tank cars heads south past the former 1000 Acres Golf Course in Stony Creek, NY on the former D&H Adirondack Branch. Though these tank cars were empty, contained no hazardous materials, and were stored on non-county-owned track north of North Creek, they nevertheless drew the ire of Warren County (owner of the line between Corinth and North Creek) and, eventually, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Facing pressure from Governor Cuomo, Warren Buffett--who owns the company that owns the tank cars--had the SNC remove the cars. Not long after Buffett's request, Iowa Pacific--owner of the SNC--announced that it would no longer be running passenger trains for Warren County due to the loss of revenue. The final SNC passenger train operated on Saturday, April 7, 2018--a round trip "Snow Train" between North Creek and Thurman--and the SNC has gradually been removing equipment from the property since then. Symbolled SC-5 (a throwback to the D&H days), this train brought the last 24 empty tank cars from North Creek to Canadian Pacific's Saratoga Yard on this day.
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