Saratoga and North Creek Railway Closes [PHOTOS]

05/28/2018

Saratoga and North Creek Railway Closes [PHOTOS]

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It wasn’t anything I went on frequently but it was nice to know it was there and made the trip up to North Creek to go skiing or tubing on Gore Mountain a lot easier but now, sadly, it’s closed.

Sure, you could drive up to North Creek from Saratoga, but there was something cool and quaint about the Saratoga-North Creek Railway that makes me sad to see it ending. My boyfriend and I went on the railway thanks to a Groupon and it was a really cool experience. It was old school seating, a glass-domed top and an old-school menu for a delicious dinner for our way back. I saw on Spectrum News, though, that the railway has announced that they’re closing.

From the quick and easy shuttle to North Creek just for a day-trip, the Polar Express around Christmas time, or just to experience train travel like it used to be, it always seemed so popular so I don’t understand why they pulled the plug. I heard that some of the trains were getting old and there were worries about it affecting the environment but I hope that could be rectified in the future and brought back to life. The General Manager is directing all questions to Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT MY PAST EXPERIENCE ON THE SARATOGA NORTH CREEK SNOW TRAIN


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