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Old 01-11-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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Work on Nehasane rail corridor?

Excerpt from the most recent (1/10/19) DEC ADK conditions report:

Lake Lila Road: Lake Lila Road is closed for the season. The road will be plowed so trucks and other heavy equipment can access and work on the rail corridor near the Nehasane Station. The road will not be skiable until the work is complete.

Does anyone know the nature of this work?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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I recall something being mentioned about a washout on the C-7 snowmobile trail which runs on the rail bed in the winter.
The beavers are hard at work - you had a good picture of a small stream crossing (between the road crossing and the station), that's probably where they're active again.

However, I don't know the scope of the work they have planned (or weather that's the spot).
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:49 PM   #3
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I was recently informed that the rail road bed is now open(repaired in several washout spots) but since there is not enough snow cover at the present time it still isn't useable.
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I was recently informed that the rail road bed is now open(repaired in several washout spots) but since there is not enough snow cover at the present time it still isn't useable.
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Outside reports of closures on Trail #7 are false. Beaver damage and washouts have been repaired and the trail has remained open.

NOTE: NYS DOT has completed reconstruction on C7 (Railroad Corridor) between Beaver River and Sabbattis—Long Lake, but most of the line has inadequate coverage.
The note on DEC Backcountry conditions page could be the result of the above mentioned work (the road was plowed and has not regained adequate snow cover).
Or it could be that DEC finally decided to remove the station remains...
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:20 PM   #5
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Or it could be that the DEC just never got around to updating that part of the report. There were, apparently, some serious washouts between Beaver River and Sabattis that the railroad hadn't bothered to fix, but the snowmobile community raised enough of a complaint that DOT had to hire emergency contractors to get the corridor open for the snowmobiling season.

The above comes to me secondhand, so any other reliable report is welcome to correct what I have heard.
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