“Save the Rails” Is a group working to prevent removal the rails along all sections of the Ulster & Delaware Rail Corridor. Ulster County is poised to rip up the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad Corridor in order to build a trail only. This scheme is ill-advised and ABSOLUTELY not necessary given the fact that the corridor is wide enough to allow shared use by pedestrians and cyclists while saving the rails for use by Tourist/ Historic trains and rail based transit system.
Some keystone items for this Railway Development include:
- “CULTURAL TOURISM”- historic, scenic access for all. The route itself is historic as is the equipment scenic rail operators lovingly restore. The very rails of this important railway route are historic. The act of removing them is paramount to museum desecration.
- “QUALITY OF LIFE”- more transit options. Modern transit IS an option to the multitude of autos and trucks clogging Rt. 28 going to the new major projects on the corridor, but only if we save the rails. Railroads, even shortlines are “Allies of the Earth”.
- “FUTURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” – Where modern trains go, positive development follows. Transit oriented Development in a rural setting will occur, why not here. More tourists, more supporting business. Better more versified transit options, more attractive to people and business.
We thank you for your interest in not only saving our region’s history, but in building our economic future together.
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