Railroad GoFundMe doesn’t inspire confidence

To the editor:

While the big news locally is the continuing removal of the rails, the state Department of Transportation is apparently still planning on restoring the rails between Big Moose and Tupper Lake. However, the Adirondack Railroad has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $90,000 they say is needed to acquire an additional locomotive and a hi-rail truck to actually operate this expanded service. According to their GoFundMe page, as of Wednesday, April 21, the campaign has only raised $1,010 from 11 donors in the 29 days it has been active.

To me, it seems very unwise for the DOT to go ahead and spend millions to restore the track if there may not be anyone to actually operate trains on that track.

Tony Goodwin



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