Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Paddling in the Adirondacks
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2016, 07:36 PM   #1
m0pp3ry
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: limerick,ny
Posts: 71
train at Lila

I was at Lila the other day and heard a train whistle twice. What train is running through there again?
__________________
3 coleman ram-x 15's now, was just 2
m0pp3ry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
Schultzz
Low Impact Skidder
 
Schultzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,022
It's a ghost train from the old Nehasane train station. If it stops for you don't get on it.

The old Adirondack Line runs on the weekends from Utica to the old train stop
(it's now a restaurant and snowmobile hangout),on the road to Big Moose Lake. Can't remember the road name. Whistle can be heard for miles.
__________________
Never Argue With An Idiot. They Will Drag You Down To Their Level And Beat You With Experience.

Last edited by Schultzz; 09-28-2016 at 08:20 PM..
Schultzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 09:43 PM   #3
tgoodwin
Member
 
tgoodwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Keene, New York
Posts: 327
That whistle (horn) was likely an equipment move to deliver an extra car for the Saranac/Lake Placid run. Rumor is that they have some large leaf-peeping tour buses preparing to ride the train. Otherwise it is indeed a "ghost train" with very few riders.

The track along Lake Lila is classified as "excepted track" which means it is in such poor condition that 10 mph is the top speed and they cannot carry passengers - just move equipment.
tgoodwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 10:31 PM   #4
m0pp3ry
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: limerick,ny
Posts: 71
I was thinking it was adk scenic moving equipment. does anyone have any pics of the train station when it was used? I've seen pics in different stages of decay. Which btw has collapsed half way.
__________________
3 coleman ram-x 15's now, was just 2
m0pp3ry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 08:06 AM   #5
stripperguy
Hangin' by a thread
 
stripperguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 3,835
We had some discussion about Lila, the lodge, and the train station station.
I thought RichieC had posted some old photos, or did he just post a link? Or maybe it was Wldrns...someone had some pretty cool old photos of the station in action.

Some info and photos here:
http://adkforum.com/showthread.php?t...ighlight=train
stripperguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 10:08 PM   #6
Connecticut Yankee
Connecticut Yankee
 
Connecticut Yankee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 695
I was hiking in the St Regis Canoe Area last week with my pup and heard the train whistle there as well. Not sure which day it was Mon or Tues probably, try not to keep track of the time, much less the days when I have a week off.

John M.
Connecticut Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 11:04 PM   #7
Wldrns
Member
 
Wldrns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Adirondacks
Posts: 4,384
The scenic railroad train, that takes tourists from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid, spends its winters in Utica for maintenance. it was probably making its annual trip south when you heard it.
__________________
"Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman
Wldrns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 08:48 PM   #8
potterhomestead
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 17
hi all-
i was staying at a cabin in lake clear last week, a train went by, heading towards saranac lake on tuesday afternoon. it blew it's whistle a few times as it went through. i thought that maybe it had come from tupper lake? i have never seen a train go by on those tracks before. but who knows, maybe a train DID go by lake lila!
potterhomestead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 09:18 PM   #9
DSettahr
ɹǝqɯǝɯ
 
DSettahr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,298
A few of my classmates at Paul Smith's rented a house in Lake Clear one year that was right next to the railroad tracks. According to them, maintenance trains would pass by a couple of times a year.

According to the Scenic Railroad website, the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake train keeps running for a few more weeks, so the train heard at Lake Lila wouldn't have been that train being taken down to Utica for storage.
DSettahr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.