Railroad buys pair of passenger cars

Published Aug 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad has acquired two passenger cars at auction in Roanoke, Va. They had been property of the Norfolk Southern.

They are “in excellent condition and are Amtrak certified for immediate service,” the Adirondack Scenic Railroad noted.

The acquisition of two of these cars is recognition that the rail operation will continue to grow, it noted. “The purchase of additional rolling stock and the rehabilitation of existing equipment is needed.”

A state grant helped finance the purchase for the Utica-based tourism railroad.