Lewis County explores feasability to converting rail to trail

For the past several months, county officials have discussed buying the 10-mile Lowville and Beaver River Railroad line from Lowville to Croghan from the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad Corp. for $425,000; the county would then acquire the 17-mile Lowville Industrial Track from Lowville to West Carthage for $1. Under the proposal, the corporation, a subsidiary of Genesee Valley Transportation, Batavia, would remove tracks from the donated spur so it could be developed as a recreational trail, but the Lowville-to-Croghan spur would remain intact to allow the Railway Historical Society of Northern New York to operate a scenic railroad from its depot in Croghan if it can work out the details, including finding the funds for the line…

Read more in the Watertown Daily Times

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